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Posts Tagged ‘Fred Matiang’i’

  • Kenya: ICT sector set to grow by 15 percent

    May 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: ICT sector set to grow by 15 percent

    According to a media statement revealed by capitalfm.co.ke, the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector is projected to grow beyond 15 percent by the end of 2015, up from last year’s 13.4 percent. To add to the prediction, the sector is...

  • Kenya in planning phase for 4G

    March 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya in planning phase for 4G

    Kenya is in the process of drafting a policy that would see the country provide 4G (LTE) services to mobile data subscribers. Cabinet secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Fred Matiang’i explained that a new spectrum policy will be...

  • Kenya’s mobile operators, CCK – where to from here?

    January 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s mobile operators, CCK – where to from here?

    Kenya’s four mobile operators are reportedly scheduled to attend talks today with the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) over several issues – including the recent Quality of Service report detailing the operators’ failure to comply with set...

  • Kenya SIM Registration: police, CCK step in

    October 16, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya SIM Registration: police, CCK step in

    Kenya’s government has confirmed that in the interest of national security, the process of mobile telephone line registration via street vendors is to be abolished and the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and police would assume control over SIM...

  • Safaricom wants lower cross-border calls

    September 17, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom wants lower cross-border calls

    Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is urging East African governments to lower cross-border calling rates to neighbouring countries. Chief executive Bob Collymore said it is not conducive for businesses to have higher cross-border calls than phoning the United...

  • AU questions high roaming rates in Africa

    September 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AU questions high roaming rates in Africa

    In a rare statement on mobile telephone rates, the African Union has decried the high cost of roaming charges on the continent, saying it is hurting customers’ ability to travel and maintain connectivity. The AU also urged operators to look closely at the...