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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,...

National Addressing System May Finally Go Live After a Two-Year Absence

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The CA says it is conducting a market study in the postal/courier subsector in order to establish the service access gaps to generally boost service access to Kenyans.

Mucheru Orders Closure of Unlicensed Ecommerce Platforms

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The last time we learned something about the National Addressing System (NAS) was about two years ago. At that period, the CA announced that it...
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Safaricom Once Again Ousts Zuku and JTL as Leading Fixed Internet Providers

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Data and broadband services are interesting services, particularly over this period when some people are working from, and some educational institutions have adopted online...

Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba Takes Director-General Duties at Communications Authority

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Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba has been appointed the new Director-General for ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). Chiloba replaces Mercy Wanjau who...
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Kenya Has More Than 64.4 Million Active SIM Cards, Translating to 132.2 Percent Mobile Penetration

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New data regarding sector statistics from ICT watchdog the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has arrived. The information has been reviewed for the third...
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Communications Authority Invites the Public to Review Kenya Call Termination Fees

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is seeking the input of the public regarding the review of local voice mobile termination rate and fixed...
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How To Confirm If Your ID Has Been Illegally Used to Register Other SIM Cards

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It is illegal to have an unregistered SIM card in Kenya. This has been known for a while now, and while stakeholders, including Safaricom and...

Safaricom, Liquid Telecom, and Communications Authority Defend Fibre Caps

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Lawyers Hub Kenya has conducted an interesting review of ISPs fair usage policy in an online meeting attended by key reps for the Safaricom...
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Jamii Telecoms Applies for Tier I 4G Spectrum License

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A few years ago, Jamii Telecoms entered into the 4G space. Part of that development, which received wide attention in Kenya, was that its plans...
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CA Kenya’s UFS Kitty Sees Kitui Villages Finally Get Connected

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While mobile operators have been offering their services in the country for more than two decades, they have not been successful in offering network...

Radio and TV Channels Still Popular Among Kenyans as Magazine Readership Deteriorates

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has published an extensive Audience Measurement and Industry Report for Q2 2019-2020. The numbers are for broadcasting, which...

Communications Authority Spells Stringent Guidelines for Operators That Spam Customers

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ICT regulator the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has released draft consumer protection guidelines for public comments and review. The draft is based on the...
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Communications Authority Now Recognizes Foreign Electronic Certification Providers

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The providers are required to apply for recognition within 30 days from the day of the first notice (September 1, 2020).
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Communications Authority Publishes Draft Customer Care Guidelines, Asks for Public Participation

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The Authority has the mandate of putting in place guidelines for purposes of clarifying certain provisions in the Act and Regulations in regard to the treatment of issues pertaining to ICT consumers

Communications Authority Guidelines for Telecoms Numbering Resources Are Live

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The Procedures and Guidelines for the Management and Administration of Telecommunications Numbering Resources 2020 have been published by the Communications Authority of Kenya.
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Communications Authority Extends Public Participation Window for Broadcasting Services Proposal

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In early June 2020, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced that there would be a public consultation on the Proposed Framework for Assessment...

COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee Invites Innovations That Address the Effects of the Pandemic

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The Communications Authority of Kenya, alongside the COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee, is inviting a second submission of local ICT innovations that address the impact...

Two Communications Authority of Kenya Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

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Kenya ICT watchdog the Communications Authority of Kenya has reported that two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. CA says that the employees...
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Telkom, Safaricom Lose Market Share as Kenya Hits Record High Mobile Penetration

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New numbers from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) are here. As it has always been the case, the numbers round up several elements...
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Court Suspends Communications Authority of Kenya From Hiring Director General

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The High Court has suspended the Communications Authority of Kenya from hiring a new Director General. The Employment and Labour Relations Court suspended a recruitment...
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Law Society of Kenya Seeks to Stop Installation of Spying Tool by State

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The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has taken a case to the Supreme Court of Kenya to stop the installation of the Device Management...

How Businesses Can Maintain Enterprise Resilience During Systemic Disruption

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On May 28, ISAKA, a not-for-profit, non-union association of professionals in the IT-related industry held an online conference that was attended by more than...
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Only Airtel Kenya Gained Market Share in Mobile Subscriptions in Q2 2019/2020

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The latest sector statistics numbers from the Communications Authority of Kenya are here. The Authority, which is tasked with the policing of the ICT...

Communications Authority to Commercially Deploy TV White Spaces for Fixed Broadband

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has a new proposal that it hopes to adopt for its plan to develop a framework for Dynamic...
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How to Report a Cyber-bullying Case in Kenya

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What do you call willful and repeated harm through the use of electronic devices? Cyberbullying. It is a common practice today because, in our...