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Ezra Chiloba, Director-General, Communication Authority of Kenya

Communications Authority Extends SIM Card Registration Deadline[Updated]

The past few days have been hectic for Kenyan telcos and individuals trying to beat this week's deadline(April 15th) to validate their lines...

JTL: Faiba Mobile SIM Registration Fully CA Compliant

The Communication Authority of Kenya has been calling Kenya telcos to validate their subscriber details ahead of the April 15th deadline. As of Sunday,...

2021 Year in Review: ICT Law and Tech Policy in Kenya

Every year for the past 6 years we take a trip down memory lane from an ICT Law and Policy POV, here is 2016,...

It Shouldn’t Be This Difficult To Get An Internet Connection

Let's start with a few disclaimers and disclosures.  First, the opinions and experiences shared herein are solely the author's, personally experienced and do not represent...

Why Mt. Kenya TV Has Been Closed Temporarily

By now, some of you may be aware that Mt. Kenya TV has been closed for the next four weeks by the Communications Authority...
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Communications Authority of Kenya to Probe Safaricom over Network Outage

The regulator is probing Safaricom the network outage it experienced over the weekend.
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Telkom, Safaricom Lose Market Share in Recent Sector Report

As has been the case over previous quarters, the number of mobile subscriptions continue to grow in the Kenyan market. According to the Communications...
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Telkom and Airtel Now Command Half the Number of Safaricom’s Mobile Subscriptions

  The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has released the second quarter sector statistics for the financial year 2018/2019, that is from October to December...

Communications Authority Approves Telkom Kenya and Loon’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Project

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...

Kenya Digital TV Subscriptions Almost at 5 Million as Radio Stagnates

A few days ago, the Communications Authority of Kenya released the fourth quarter sector report for the FY 2017/2018. The report covers several key...
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Kenya’s Regulator Slaps Safaricom With Kes.449 Million Fine Over Blocked Calls

Safaricom is facing another uphill battle after the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) imposed a 0.2 percent fine on the company's gross revenue from...
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Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) to Scrutinize IoT Devices Before Sale

The benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) are immense as far as the simplification of life aspects is concerned. The technology has, in...

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

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...

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

It is apparent that the penetration of digital services sees new strides every year. This progress continues to be achieved thanks to intensive efforts...

Telkom Kenya’s Focus on Data Services Sees Marginal Growth as Voice and SMS Dwindle

It has been more than six months since Telkom Kenya transitioned from Orange Kenya, and in that process, the mobile telecoms company has seen...

Safaricom Dodges a KES 400 Million Penalty from Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) for Outage

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

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

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

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

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

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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Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Explains the Competition Clause in Telecommunications

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

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

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...

Implementation of the National Addressing System to Cost Kshs. 2.8 Billion

The Communications Authority of Kenya has been looking at creating a National Addressing System. The National Addressing System (NAS)  framework will allow for the for naming...

BRCK Education wins Young Innovators Award at 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium

The 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium came to an end today. The symposium was being held by the Communications Authority of Kenya in...

Communications Authority of Kenya to host 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium

The Communications Authority of Kenya is set to host the 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union.  The summit is...

Communications Authority of Kenya Toughens Rules on Telcos to Improve Quality of Service

The Communications Authority of Kenya is seeking public consultations on a raft of new measures aimed at improving the quality of services telcos offer...

Communications Authority to Issue Tender Notices for Universal Service Fund by End July

The fund has so far collected Kshs. 3.94 Billion with Ksh. 1.5 billion has been set aside for the implementation of USF projects focusing on voice and broadband.

Communications Authority of Kenya Deploys Monitoring Tool Aimed at Improving Postal Services

In 2015, the Communications Authority of Kenya finalized the reviewing of guidelines for the Postal and Courier security management framework following consultations with the...

Communications Authority of Kenya begins enforcing TV and Radio Programming Code

40 Percent local content now a bare minumum as Kenyan regulator commences rules enforcement.

Safaricom Leads in Mobile Data Market Share as Internet Users in Kenya Surge

The Communications Authority of Kenya has released Q3 sector results. According to the report, the number of internet subscribers grew by 3.8% to 24.8...
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Mobile Penetration in Kenya Grows to 89.2% With 38.3 Million Mobile Subscribers

  The Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) has released the latest (Q3 2016) statistics report for the period between January and March 2016 on the mobile telephony...

Telcos Argue New Mobile Number Portability Guidelines Will Lead to Increased Loan Defaults

Last week, we told you that the Communications Authority of Kenya was looking to reignite mobile number portability through new guidelines. Mobile number portability was initially...

Communications Authority of Kenya publishes New Guidelines for Mobile Number Portability

In 2011, Kenya launched the Mobile number portability program allowing subscribers to retain their mobile subscriber numbers whenever they opt to change mobile service...

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