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Court of Appeal Orders Communications Authority to Follow the Law in Designing Anti-Fraud System

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The Court of Appeal ordered the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to continue with stakeholder consultations over the proposed installation of the mobile management...
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Communications Authority Orders Firm to Resolve Tower Dispute with Telkom

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CA ordered Eaton Towers to resolve tower dispute with Telkom Kenya which caused network issues that customers experienced recently.
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Communications Authority of Kenya to Probe Safaricom over Network Outage

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The regulator is probing Safaricom the network outage it experienced over the weekend.

ICT Regulator to Grant No Special Permissions for SMEs When Processing Personal Data

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The Data Protection Bill, 2019 has been talked about for the better part of 2019. The bill, which was introduced both in the Senate...
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Kenya Government Clarifies About The SIM Card Blocking-Huduma Namba Snafu

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The 'Huduma Numba' to register afresh Kenyan citizens has been met with a lot of criticism and there is a lot of drama around...
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Jamii Telecom Finally Secures 4G Licence for an Annual KES 250M Payment Deal

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Sometime back, Jamii Telecom requested the Communications Authority of Kenya to pay the 4G spectrum fee of KES 2.5 billion in instalments. The proposal...
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Telkom and CA Kenya Deploy 3 Base Stations in Kilifi for Better Cellular Connectivity

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Kenya’s third largest mobile operator Telkom has erected three stations in Kwale that will see resident enjoy better cellular connection on their devices. The...
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Mawingu Networks Subscription Numbers Drop Massively Due To CA Directive

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Communications Authority of Kenya has released its latest sector statistics for the first quarter of the 2018/2019 financial year which is from July-September 2018....
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Communications Authority Approves Telkom Kenya and Loon’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Project

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Google’s internet-beaming project dubbed Loon entered the Kenyan market a couple of months ago. The service, which targets to avail internet access to remote...

Online Abuse in Kenya Up by 1155%, Kenyan Companies Still Use Dumb Passwords – Report

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The Communications Authority of Kenya recently released their Q1 2018 Sector Statistics Report and it has some interesting tidbits. First is the section about the National...
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Operators Have Failed to Control Agents on SIM Card Registration – CA Kenya

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The purchase, registration, and use of SIM cards has been a menace for regulators and telcos alike. This issue has since been fueled by...
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Small Players are Not Lazy, Says Telkom Kenya CEO Mareuse on Dominance

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The hot debate regarding Safaricom’s assumed dominance in the local telecoms market has been around for some time now. However, the whole discussion has...
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Parliament to Give Verdict on Kenya’s Carrier Dominance Tussle in A Few Weeks’ Time

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In the past seven days, a lot of things have graced the telecom business in the country. To begin with, Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore...
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CAK Insists Safaricom is Not a Dominant Player, Advises Against Regulatory Interference

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  Safaricom’s popularity in the Kenyan market is obvious and widely known. It is the most profitable corporation in the country as it rakes in...
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Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) to Scrutinize IoT Devices Before Sale

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The benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) are immense as far as the simplification of life aspects is concerned. The technology has, in...
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Safaricom Losing Market Share as Airtel, Telkom Gain Ground

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has released sector statistics report for the period October to December 2017. According to the report, Kenya's mobile...

Kenya’s Communications Authority Gazettes New Framework to Tighten Grip on Quality of Service

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Kenya’s ICT regulator the Communications Authority (CA) has several tasks. One of its key functions is to ensure telecom operators offer the best of...
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Communications Authority (CA) to Finally Announce Findings of Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Clause

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The competition clause surrounding the operations of Kenya’s mobile telecoms industry was introduced a couple of years ago and in that time, the Communications...

Kenya’s Communications Authority Spends KES 1.25 Billion of USF Kitty to Expand Voice Infrastructure

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It is apparent that the penetration of digital services sees new strides every year. This progress continues to be achieved thanks to intensive efforts...
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Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) to Formalize Minimum Phone Standards Based on Public Opinion

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Have you ever experienced a cellular gadget, be it smart or otherwise, and questioned its legitimacy, including how it mad its way to the...
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CA and NCIC Urge Kenyans To Use Social Media Responsibly During The Elections Or Be Held Accountable

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CA and NCIC issue stern warnings against Kenyans regarding use of social media during the repeat election or face consequences
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Safaricom Dodges a KES 400 Million Penalty from Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) for Outage

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A few months ago, precisely April 24, Kenya’s Number 1 mobile operator Safaricom experienced a countrywide network outage that started at around 9 in...

Communications Authority of Kenya Will Revoke Sendy’s International Courier Licence

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Communications Authority of Kenya issued a notice that they will revoke a licence of a package delivery startup, Sendy. In a gazette notice dated on...

Communications Authority of Kenya Pockets KES 311.6 Million in Penalties from Operators for Poor Service

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In a period spanning over a year since Kenya’s ICT watchdog Communications Authority (CA) consulted the public about its new laws that were clearly...

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and Airtel Kenya’s Licensing Row Mushrooms to High Court

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Airtel Kenya has locked horns with the local ICT watchdog, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) over the renewal of the operator’s operating permit....

Communications Authority of Kenya Promises Not to Shut Down Internet During the Election

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Kenya is about to choose new leaders next week and we are a time when a considerable amount of the conversation will be happening...
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The Other Side of the CA Kenya – NCIC Hate Speech Guidelines

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Much has been said about the recently published Hate Speech Guidelines from the Communications Authority in partnership with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission....
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Can Communications Authority of Kenya and NCIC Monitor WhatsApp Groups for “Hate Speech”?

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Well, a month ago when I wrote a piece of how WhatsApp group admins in South Africa had been warned that they were legally...
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Safaricom Refuses to Install Kenya’s Communications Authority Device Management System

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A few weeks ago, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) explained why it wants the Device Management System (DMS) installed – and the reason was...

Mobile Use Soars in Kenya, 99 Percent Internet Subscribers are on Mobile

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A peek into the Sector Statistics Report for the third quarter of 2016/17 that was summarized by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) reveals...
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Kenya’s Communications Authority Nabs Over 5000 Fake Phones in Mombasa County

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has managed to seize more than 5000 fake mobile phones in Mombasa County. Apparently, the ICT watchdog has...
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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Explains the Competition Clause in Telecommunications

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The Communications Authority's responsibility of monitoring competition is motivated by the need to protect ICT users from unfair business practice - Ngene
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Kenyas Mobile Subscriptions Drop in Latest Regulator Quarterly Report

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Kenya's Communication Authority has published the quarter 3 2016 Telecommunication sector statistics report for the quarter ending September. As usual the report compares a quarter...

Communication Authority of Kenya is Collaborating with ITU in Reviewing Kenya’s Innovation Ecosystem

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The Communications Authority of Kenya is collaborating with the International Telecommunications Union in conducting a comprehensive review of ICT National Innovation Ecosystem. The review is...

Safaricom seeks Deadline Extension on Mobile Money Transactions Directive

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Last week, the Competition Authority of Kenya ordered all telcos and commercial banks involved in the mobile money space to begin implementing measures aimed...

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