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Mary Wambui Mungai Takes Over from Gilbert Kibe as CA Board Chair

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ICT watchdog the Communications Authority of Kenya has been undergoing some internal changes in terms of how it is led. More than one year ago,...
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ICT Amendment Bill Recommends Kenyans to Get KES 10 for Every Dropped Call

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) tasks telecom operators to provide robust Quality of Service (QoS) for customers. Quality-of-Service encompasses the tools and technologies that...
Ezra Chiloba, Director-General, Communication Authority of Kenya

New Law Proposes to Set Aside 60 Percent of USF Kitty to Boost Telecom Services in Rural Kenya

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The Kenya Communications (Amendment) Act, 2009 provided the establishment of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The kitty is managed by the Communications Authority of...

Kenya’s Draft Digital Sound Broadcasting Framework Seeks to Ease Spectrum Congestion

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Kenyans have been invited to submit their suggestions, recommendations, and general input on a newly developed draft named the Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) Framework....

Kenyans Get 60 More Days to Update Their SIM Cards Information

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The SIM card re-registration deadline has since elapsed, and some SIM card holders who did not submit the necessary details to their telcos have...
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How to Re-activate a SIM Card That Has Been Switched Off

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As promised, ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) had directed telcos to switch off SIM cards that had not been registered -...

CA, Huawei Set to Spruce Up Cybersecurity Skills for Kenya Students

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Young Kenyans will be trained in cybersecurity as the world celebrates Cybersecurity month, which is marked every October. The development, which will be carried...

Kenya Retains Lucrative Seat at the International Telecommunication Union

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At the start of April this year, we learned that Kenya had launched a bid for re-election to two key positions in international ICT...

Communications Authority Makes U-Turn in Comprehensive Mobile Money Reports

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Over the last couple of quarters, we started noticing that the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) was reporting less on the state of mobile...
Ezra Chiloba, Director-General, Communication Authority of Kenya

Communications Authority Designates 100 As Uniform Customer Care Number for All Telcos

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Kenya’s ICT regulator the Communications Authority has published Customer Protection Guidelines and Customer Care Standards, which will compel telcos to do more in terms...
Ezra Chiloba, Director-General, Communication Authority of Kenya

How the Communications Authority Has Prepared Telcos for Elections Results Transmission

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The long-awaited General Elections are here (to be conducted tomorrow August 9, which is in line with the Kenya Constitution that says GE must...

Disputed Mobile Termination Rates Case Settled to KES 0.58

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Before 2022 started,  the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced plans to cut call termination rates, also referred to as mobile termination rates (MTRs)...
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Airtel Kenya Buys Extra 60 MHz Spectrum to Boost 4G, Parts with $40 Million

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Airtel Kenya has announced the purchase of 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya. The transaction cost Kenya’s...

Kenya to Migrate from Internet Protocol Version 4 to IPv6 in 2023

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced IPv4 to IPv6 migration strategy. IP is a protocol that allows computers or devices to communicate with...

CA Directs Telcos to Halt Renewing Pay Bill Numbers for Unlicensed Betting Firms

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Betting is a big thing in Kenya, and while some betting companies have seen their operation clipped by not following through with existing laws...

Mobile Money Penetration Hits 73.8 Percent Thanks to M-PESA

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The latest sector data from the Communications Authority of Kenya has revealed that Safaricom’s M-PESA is still king in the mobile money space. We...
Ezra Chiloba, Director-General, Communication Authority of Kenya

Draft Interconnection Regulations 2022 Give Telcos Leeway To Negotiate Termination Fees

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At the end of 2021, ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced plans to cut call termination rates, also referred to as...

Complete Guide To Confirming SIM Details For Safaricom, Faiba, Telkom, and Airtel Kenya

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The SIM card registration exercise was supposed to end in Mid-April this year. However, following public outcry about the registration process, and the issues...
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Airtel Kenya Pays KES 2.2 Billion To The CA For Additional Internet Spectrum

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News from Airtel Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) state that the carrier has paid KES 1.13 billion for a network license....

CA’s Phase 2 of the Universal Service Fund Goes Live In West Pokot

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The Communications Authority of Kenya has connected 14 sub-locations to mobile network services in West Pokot County, This is part of the Authority's plan...
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Safaricom Is Now Unmatched In Fixed Broadband Subscriptions

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Data subscriptions in Kenya are very interesting, and each telco has been trying to expand its market share by as many units as possible. During...

Kenya Launches Bids For Re-election to Key Global ICT Positions

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Kenya has launched its bid for re-election to two key positions in international ICT organizations. The country is eyeing another term at the International Telecommunication...

App Acquisitision Channel for SIM Registration Slows Down Mobile Subcsriptions in Kenya

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has revealed the latest sector statistics for the Kenyan market. These are the results for Q2 (October to...

Explained: Airtel Kenya’s Legal Tussles With the Communication Authority

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Airtel Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya have always had a tussle about money, especially regarding spectrum fees. The fight has been ongoing...

Mobile Termination Rates Could Go Lower As Regulator Seeks to Clamp Down Unfair Competition

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New mobile termination rates are here, but over the month, they have been disputed, mainly by Safaricom. Still, the charges have been supported by small...

How Consumers Could Benefit From Reduced Mobile Termination Rates

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The termination rates debate is still hot for two primary reasons, all led by operators. On one side, Safaricom wants the CA to rethink...
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Amid Termination Rates Debate, Small Telcos Insist Safaricom Practices Anticompetitive Behaviour

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The mobile termination rates (MRTs) debate has been ongoing for a couple of days now, and that’s for good reason because there are some...
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How Revised Termination Rates Ease Financial Burden From Airtel, Telkom Kenya

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Towards the end of 2021, ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced plans to cut call termination rates, also referred to as...

CA Proposes the Establishment of System to Stop Proliferation of Counterfeit and Stolen Devices

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Kenya ICT regulator the Communications Authority (CA) has invited the public, among other stakeholders, to review the proposed Guidelines for Addressing Counterfeit, Stolen, and...

Safaricom Says CA Uprocedurally Developed New Termination Rates So It Is Opposing Them

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Last week, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced that it had revised call termination rates downwards from KES 0.99 to KES 0.12 per...
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Phone Calls Set to Get Cheaper Following the Adjustment of Termination Rates

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From January 1, 2022, Kenya mobile consumers will pay less when making phone calls. This follows a review of mobile termination rates and fixed...

Why Capital FM, Nairobi TV Could Be Shut Down

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The Communications Authority of Kenya is the state’s ICT watchdog that ensures all matters related to ICT are run properly and according to the...
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Only 26 Million Smartphones Are Accessing Mobile Networks in Kenya as Feature Phones Lead

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Postpay and Prepaid Services in Kenya Have you ever asked yourself how many Kenyans use post-pay services? Well, the numbers are quite low because the market...
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Mobile Loan Defaults See A Drop in Mobile Money Subscriptions

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Sector stats for Kenya’s telecoms space have been released by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). These are numbers for the first quarter of the...
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Why SASA TV Has Been Suspended by the CA for Six Months

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A couple of months ago, Mt. Kenya TV was closed for the next four weeks by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). The TV station,...