Safaricom has announced a planned upgrade on the M-PESA platform on 9th September 2017.
The upgrade will commence on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 10 PM and complete on Sunday 10th September 2017 at 11 AM. During this period, all M-PESA services will remain unavailable.
“Safaricom has put in place measures to ensure a smooth transition during the upgrade, which will provide our customers and partners with more features and capabilities in the future,” said Safaricom Chief Executive, Bob Collymore.
This upgrade comes two years after the company deployed a new local platform that has enhanced the system’s capacity.
In August 2017, Safaricom announced the availability of revamped M-PESA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), providing the capabilities for anyone to build and deploy their solutions on top of the platform.
The new platform will allow the gradual introduction of new features to the service in coming months.