Safaricom uses Nokia CEM for service differentiation in Kenya
Safaricom, the largest integrated CSP in East Africa, is improving services for more than 25 million subscribers in Kenya, with Nokia’s Customer Experience Management on Demand offering. With help from Nokia, Safaricom now uses big data technology to derive real time insights from network, customer and revenue touchpoints.
With the insights, Safaricom is better able to provide proactive customer care, resolve network issues and prioritise capital expenditures, the vendor says. Safaricom uses Nokia CEM on Demand to derive insights on voice, SMS and M-PESA, the mobile payments network, traffic, processing 214 billion data points per day. The team is currently adding mobile data capabilities.
Nokia CEM on Demand allows Safaricom to collect every customer’s network experience from network probes and is integrated to other internal systems including financial, customer data warehouse, customer relationship management and M-PESA. The insights are actively used by Safaricom’s technology, customer care, finance, marketing, sales and strategy teams.
The solution was deployed within 12 months with a pilot up and running in the first six months in the western region of Kenya.
Bob Collymore, the chief executive of Safaricom, said: “We differentiate Safaricom with our customer-centric approach, so our investments in CEM are important. With Nokia CEM on Demand, we now have one customer experience management solution for the company. We can resolve issues before they impact subscribers. We can give individual customers a personal touch and make our constant quality of service improvements visible.”
Bhaskar Gorti, the president of applications and analytics at Nokia, added: “Safaricom has been a Nokia customer for more than 15 years and it consistently has been an innovative operator on the forefront of trends. By selecting CEM on Demand, Safaricom is demonstrating once more that its main concern is providing its subscribers the best possible service in East Africa.”