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Posts Tagged ‘Communications Commission of Kenya’

  • CCK Director General Francis Wangusi (image: YouTube)

    Kenya: Infrastructure sharing to become mandatory

    April 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Infrastructure sharing to become mandatory

    According to The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), it will become mandatory for mobile operators in Kenya to share network infrastructure, and no mobile operator in the country will be spared in utilizing excess spectrum. “They have enough...

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    Kenya: Internet subscriptions down by 2.5%

    January 18, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Internet subscriptions down by 2.5%

    A quarterly report issued by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), focused on the period between July to September 2013, has revealed a drop in the number of mobile data and satellite subscriptions in the country. It has also been reported that Kenya...

  • CCK Director General Francis Wangusi. (Image source: Google/youtube.com)

    Kenya: authorities want more data from SIM card owners

    December 11, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: authorities want more data from SIM card owners

    Government and telecommunications industry regulator CCK (Communications Commission of Kenya) are scheduled to meet today to discuss revised SIM card registration regulations. It is expected that the outcomes of the meeting will be a revocation of the legal...

  • Kenya will soon get a fourth generation long term evolution network (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Discord over Kenya’s airwaves

    November 26, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Discord over Kenya’s airwaves

    From Nairobi, three media organisations – Nation Media Group, the Standard Media Group and Royal Media Services – have reportedly challenged the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) over the granting of exclusive rights to pay channels to oversee the...

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    Kenya mall attack: questions over unregistered SIM cards

    October 11, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya mall attack: questions over unregistered SIM cards

    The debate over deactivating or suspending unregistered SIM cards in Kenya has again come under the spotlight with four major mobile service operators claiming that they have complied with regulations set forth by the Communications Commission of Kenya...

  • Kenya awaiting report before making move on MTR

    October 12, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya awaiting report before making move on MTR

    The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is currently awaiting a report on the current competition of the mobile voice market and tax revenues before it makes a decision on Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) in the country. The report is to deliver key...

  • Kenya – SIM rules to be in place by December

    October 11, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya – SIM rules to be in place by December

    The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has announced that all SIM card regulations will be in place by the end of this year. The announcement follows a move by authorities to register all mobile phones in the country, which also saw almost one million...

  • Kenyan subscribers feel the force of the CCK

    October 2, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan subscribers feel the force of the CCK

    On Monday 01 October, Kenyan authorities enforced a crackdown on counterfeit mobile phones by blocking service to subscribers making use of fake devices. Local media reports claim that as many as three million mobile phone users across the country could be...

  • Kenyans could soon buy bonds over the phone

    May 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyans could soon buy bonds over the phone

    An initiative called “Treasury Mobile Direct” by World Bank and Central Bank will enable Kenyans to purchase bonds using their mobile handsets. The project follows the rise and adoption of mobile handsets in Kenya. According to reports by the...

  • Kenya shows poor number portability uptake

    March 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya shows poor number portability uptake

    Recent statistics published by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) shows that the vast majority of Kenyans have not taken advantage of number portability. Number portability allows users change mobile service providers without losing their numbers....

  • Termination charges appeal rejected in Kenya

    February 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Termination charges appeal rejected in Kenya

    Safaricom and Telkom Kenya’s appeals for increased termination charges have been rejected by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). The termination charges are the amount operators have to pay rivals when subscribers phone across networks. “The...

  • Kenya’s CCK boss re-appointed

    August 5, 2011 • PeopleComments (1)

    The fate of Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) Director General Charles Njoroge has been sealed following the gazetting of his appointment of his re-appointment by the Kenya Minister of Information and Communication Minister Samuel L.Poghision....

  • Kenyan operators instructed to slash SMS rates

    January 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    THE Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has directed all mobile service operators to immediately implement lower Short Message Services (SMS) termination rates and pass on the benefits to consumers. The regulator has instructed operators to interconnect...