Tag: Communication Authority Of Kenya

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All Kenyan Telcos Register Poorer Quality of Service Scores, Industry Average Drops 10%

The Quality of Service Report (QoS) for the year ended indicates that telephony service quality in Kenya is dropping. For the referenced period, the...
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CA: ICT Innovations Demand New Regulatory Frameworks

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is pushing for new Regulatory Frameworks that cater to new innovations. While speaking before a special parliamentary committee, the...
Ezra Chiloba, Director-General, Communication Authority of Kenya

CA, Telco Heads Clarify SIM Registration Process

There has been a lot of miscommunication in the past few weeks as Kenyan Telcos rush to beat the deadline to register SIM cards...

CA Backtracks Registering SIM Cards Afresh

Communication Authority has backtracked on its push for Kenyan Telcos to register all its users. The Regulator has been calling telcos Safaricom, Telkom and Airtel...
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M-PESA Has 98.5 Percent Mobile Money Subscriptions in Kenya, So Why Do The Rest Even Try to Compete?

Data about mobile money services has been released by the ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for the first quarter of the...
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CS Mucheru Wants Smartphone Prices Lowered

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Joe Mucheru has tasked the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to develop ways that will see Kenyans buy and...

Kenya ICT Ministry Concludes Review of The National ICT Policy

The National ICT Policy was proposed a few years ago. The policy was first presented to ICT CS Joe Mucheru in 2016 and featured...
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Laura Chite Appointed to Communications Authority Board

Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa will be one of the board members of the Communications Authority of Kenya. The appointment, which has since...

New Kenya Communications Bill Amendment Proposes KES 10 Fine for Every Dropped Call

At the moment, mobile phone penetration in Kenya stands at 106%, having passed the 100 percent mark in the first quarter of the FY...
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Telkom and CA Kenya Deploy 3 Base Stations in Kilifi for Better Cellular Connectivity

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...

Airtel, Telkom Kenya Voice Traffic Up as Mobile Money Subscriptions Approach 30 Million

The Communications Authority of Kenya’s sector statistics report for the first quarter of 2018/2019 was released earlier today. Among the most interesting aspects of...

Telkom Kenya Mobile Subscriptions Grow as CA Reports 100 Percent Mobile Penetration

Kenya has joined the likes of Japan, Finland and Sweden, among other developed countries across the globe with more than 100 percent in mobile...
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Operators Have Failed to Control Agents on SIM Card Registration – CA Kenya

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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Safaricom Carries the Dominant Flag Proudly but Faults Abuse Claims

A quick search of "Safaricom Dominance" reveals that this has been an issue in the Kenya telco space for a while now, as early...
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Telcos Told to Do Better as Push to Declare Safaricom Dominant Snags

Ever since Analysys Mason released a report recommending that Safaricom is declared dominant and its mobile money entity separated from its core business, Kenyan...

Kenya’s CA Directs Operators to Switch Off Irregularly-Registered SIM Cards

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) was created to oversee several ICT-related functions. One of such tasks is ensuring that mobile operators comply with...
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Licensees Asked to Meet Universal Service Fund (USF) Drive as Kitty Records Notable Growth

A few years ago, a KES 100-billion ICT-based programme was launched by relevant industry players, primarily the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). Dubbed the...
Bob Collymore

Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Recommendations a Fight Against Safaricom (Part II)

In the first part of this piece, I addressed the issue of Safaricom being compelled to share their towers with other Tier 1 telcos...
Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO

Kenya’s Telecoms Competition Recommendations a Fight Against Safaricom (Part I)

Towards the end of last month, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) engaged the public in announcing the findings of Analysys Mason's report on the competitive...

GSM Association Discredits Sharing of Telecoms Infrastructure, Cites Feasibility Issues

It turns out that sharing infrastructure in the telecommunications business is problematic and does not offer pre-thought benefits as anticipated. These concerns have been aired...
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What You Need to Know About Kenya Government’s Hate Speech Regulation on Social Media

On July 17, 2017, news broke that the Communication's Authority of Kenya (CA) was planning to regulate social media, including WhatsApp groups during this...
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High Court Reverses Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) Mandate to Oversee Competition in ICT

  The High Court of Kenya has reinstated the power of the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) to manage the competition clause in the telecommunications...

Kenya’s Communication Authority Wants to Install the Device Management System (DMS) to Stop Complaints Made by Rwanda

There was a public outcry when the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced that it was going to acquire the controversial Device Management System...
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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Awards JTL 4G Frequency Spectrum on Questionable Terms

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), which is in charge of regulatory policing for the ICT sector in the country is under scrutiny after...

How Much Do You Rely On Mpesa?

Just how much did the Safaricom outage that occurred the other day impact on your daily routine such as your interactions and businesses? Admittedly,...
Kenyan Mobile Operators

Second Quarter Statistics Report for FY 2016/2017: Safaricom Reigns in Mobile Subscriptions

Every quarter in a given Financial Year is summarized with a comprehensive report that incorporates ICT statistics, which include categories such as Mobile and...

Report Recommends M-Pesa to be Detached From Safaricom to Reduce Market Dominance

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) hired Analysys Mason - an independent international consultant - to look at the country’s telecommunication and broadcasting industry on market...

“I Spy with My Little Eye…” – The Issue of the Kenyan Government Spying On Citizens

There's a very high chance that you have read, heard or seen the plans that the Kenyan government, through the Communications Authority, has to...

Communications Authority of Kenya issues Strict Directive regarding Sim Registration

In 2013, the Kenyan government issued a directive to all Telcos requiring that they register all SIM cards used in Kenya. The directive followed...

Communication Authority of Kenya relentless on Push for Dominance Regulations

  Yesterday, we told you that the Attorney General wrote to the ICT Cabinet secretary seeking the withdrawal of the regulations  from parliament that would...
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Splitting Safaricom Will Slow Global Growth Plans – CEO

A debate has been raging on for nearly a year pitting the Communication Authority Kenya and the ICT Ministry against Safaricom over what is...

Court of Appeal Reinstates Communication Authority of Kenya Board

In May, The High Court disbanded the Communication Authority of Kenya board in what was termed as irregularities in appointment.  In quashing the gazette...

Kenya Government Has No Plans To Register Your Smartphone

Last week, the media was awash with reports that the Communication Authority of Kenya will require all Kenyan Citizens to register their smartphones with...
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Kenyan Parliament To Debate Regulations On Safaricom’s Dominance

A debate has been raging on for nearly a year pitting the Communication Authority Kenya and ICT Ministry against  Safaricom over what is seen...
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Standard Group Among 6 Companies Issued Free-To-Air Licenses

The Communication Authority of Kenya has issued six  companies with commercial free-to-air licences. The six were among 8 companies awarded licenses pursuant to the...

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