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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...

TEAMs player Safaricom acquires more bandwidth

Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom has acquired mobile operator Essar’s 10% stake in the undersea fibre optic The East Africa Marine system (TEAMs). The value of the deal has not yet been made known, but Safaricom now owns 32.5%...

Kenyan telecoms cut ad spending

Kenyan telecommunications operators cut their advertising budgets last year as price wars continued to hit companies’ earnings, Ipsos Media's data revealed on Wednesday. Their reports indicates Safaricom, Airtel and Orange Kenya reduced their total ad budget to KES 7.5 billion in 2011,...

Essar Group won’t sell Yu

After a lot of wrangling in the media over Essar Group’s announcement that it plans to cut back on its investments in Africa, the company said that it has no intention of selling its stake in Yu, Kenya’s leading...

Essar exits African telecoms market

Essar Group continues to withdraw from the telecom sector across the globe. After already exiting the Indian market, the company has now returned acquisitions in Uganda and Congo to Warid Telecom. The company is currently looking for a buyer for...

MNP raising serious doubts in Kenya

Next week, Kenya is expected to launch Mobile Number Portability (MNP), however analysts are concerned that the service may not be as effective as it should be and could leave customers frustrated. Safaricom said in a statement on Thursday that...

Essar cuts ties with Kenya partner

Mobile operator Essar Telecom Kenya Ltd, operating as yu, has terminated its contract with its sister firm Aegis Services Kenya Ltd, raising tensions for the jobs of more than 70 customer care employees. It comes as price wars in...

India’s Aegis to invest R500 million into SA’s economy

Indian outsourcing services group Aegis is on track to invest a total of R500 million in the South African Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector in the next 18 months. The investment will see the creation of at least 5...

Former Essar CEO to head up Bharti’s African operations

Essar Telecom CEO Jayant Khosla, has accepted an offer from Bharti Airtel to head up its operations in seven African countries, this according to The Times of India Last week, Bharti Airtel announced the closure of its $9-billion purchase...

Kenya rolls out digital village project

Kenya will boast of five digital villages by the end of the year, as part of an ambitious plan by government to boost connectivity in the country. Kenya’s telecom operators, Safaricom, Telkom Kenya, Zain Kenya and Essar telecoms, have been...
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