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Kenya: CCK dismisses talk of tension over Safaricom

January 15, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms

CCK Director General, Francis Wangusi (image credit: CCK)

CCK Director General, Francis Wangusi (image credit: CCK)

In more news over recent discussions between the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and the country’s mobile operators regarding service delivery to consumers, it has been reported that on the subject of license renewal, the regulatory body has said there is no tension between itself and Safaricom.

On Tuesday 14 January, following a meeting between industry regulators and operators, CCK Director General Francis Wangusi told media representatives that the Commission is in negotiations over new terms for license renewal with the Kenyan mobile operator.

In a Capital FM report explained how Safaricom had expressed dissatisfaction with CCK’s rules governing license renewal – including the required Sh 2.36 billion (approximately $27 million) fee.

Wangusi is quoted as saying that the Commission has not altered its position on license renewal conditions put forward to Safaricom last year.

Recent media coverage of ongoing discussions between the Body and operators have made reference to concern amongst operators over the methodology and parameters employed by the CCK to measure Quality of Service.

This function is reportedly in the process of being outsourced to encourage efficiency.

Chris Tredger – Online Editor

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