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  • Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (Image source: UN Foundation)

    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...

  • Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (Image source: UN Foundation)

    Can Kenya’s mobile operators answer QoS call?

    January 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Can Kenya’s mobile operators answer QoS call?

    From Nairobi, Kenya’s government is said to have issued a strong warning to mobile telecommunication operators: comply with quality of service regulation or face being out of business. A report by Capital FM details a statement by ICT Cabinet Secretary...

  • Telkom Kenya’s fibre management contract extended

    July 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya’s fibre management contract extended

    CIO East Africa reports that Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology has renewed its agreement with Telkom Kenya to manage the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI). NOFBI is a joint initiative between the Directorate of...

  • Eaton Towers, Telkom Kenya pen 15-year deal

    June 18, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Eaton Towers, a pan-African tower company, has announced that it has signed a deal with Telkom Kenya covering its existing portfolio of over 1,000 towers. The fifteen-year management and leasing deal is focused on both the maintenance of existing sites and...

  • Safaricom to take on Telkom Kenya for fixed line marketshare

    August 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom to take on Telkom Kenya for fixed line marketshare

    Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom plans to expand further into the fixed line industry and directly take on rival Telkom Kenya’s monopoly in the country. While the anticipated launch of fixed-line services is still in the planning phase, it is...

  • Orange launches 42 Mbps network in Nairobi

    August 2, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    In a move that is expected to boost the country’s telecommunications sector, Kenyan telecommunications company Orange has launched a 42 Mbps network in Nairobi. Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said that the company has invested more than $49-million...

  • Telkom Kenya denies bailout claims

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya denies bailout claims

    Less than a week after Telkom Kenya reportedly was in need of a massive government bailout to save the company, top officials are now denying these claims. According to Telkom Kenya Chairman Eddy Njoroge, who on Monday and Tuesday dispelled last week’s...

  • 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...

  • Telkom Kenya criticizes CCK report

    November 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya criticizes CCK report

    Following a quality of service report released by the Kenyan Communication Commission, Telkom Kenya has criticized the scope and methodology used within the report. The CCK 2010/2011 Quality of Service (QoS) report, released last week, revealed that Telkom...

  • Telkom Kenya subscribers surge by 600 000

    October 6, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya subscribers surge by 600 000

    Telkom Kenya has emerged as the only gainer from the rate war in the country’s mobile telephony market that started six months ago, according to data released by the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK). The CCK report indicates that the integrated...

  • Safaricom and Telkom Kenya enter agreement

    August 29, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom and Telkom Kenya enter agreement

    Kenya’s Safaricom and Telkom Kenya are looking to combine forces on a joint management consortium to take over control of mobile phone service towers in the country and eventually sell them to two possible companies that are looking to enter the market....

  • Orange network ushers in new Internet era

    August 25, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Telecommunications solutions provider Telkom Orange has announced that it is firmly on course to take pole position in the data market, with the launch of its new 21Mbps network in Nairobi. Telkom Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said the new best-in-class network,...

  • Kenya’s operators access national fibre optic network

    August 2, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s operators access national fibre optic network

    Permanent Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo has constituted a team to manage the country’s National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI). The team consists of government representatives, Safaricom,...

  • Telkom Kenya retrenches 400 workers

    July 15, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya retrenches 400 workers

    The Communication Workers Union of Kenya has failed to prevent retrenchments occurring at Telkom Kenya. Both Telkom Kenya and the Union have reached into an agreement to retrench 400 employees in July 2011 in the latest round of restructuring to trim its...

  • Telkom Kenya performing below expectations

    July 11, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom Kenya performing below expectations

    Telkom Kenya, a state-run telecommunications operator, is about two years away from becoming a profitable telecoms company. Speaking at a recent press conference, France Telecom’s Vice-President in charge of East Africa Michel Barre says the company is...

  • Telkom Kenya appoints new chairman

    July 8, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya appoints new chairman

    Telkom Kenya has made changes to its board of directors with the appointment of Eddy Njoroge as the chairman of the board. Njoroge, who is currently the Managing Director of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) and the Chair of the Nairobi Stock...