VoLTE still a hard sale in Africa

VoLTE's mixed

Echo Mobile executive
offers perspective.

Friday, Apr 19th


'Kenya telecom CEOs co-operating with police'

Operators accused of illegally selling and activating mobile phone lines without registering users.


Kenyan govt threatens telecom CEOs with arrest

Government officials warn mobile operators over the sale of unregistered SIM cards.


Kenya's M-Shwari targets insurance firms

This move would be in line with wider access to lifestyle benefits by mobile banking platforms.


Kenya's Safaricom warns against more tax rises

Further tax hikes on money transfers would be counterproductive, says the telco.


Internet growth rate in Kenya ‘outpaces’ voice

Kenyan communications watchdog unveils the country’s updated telecommunications stats.


Kenya’s mobile market ‘shrinks’ by 900,000 subscribers

Deactivation of unregistered SIM cards results in teledensity levels falling, says regulator.


Orange Kenya reintroduces call back services

‘Nisort’ is available to cash-strapped subscribers needing to make urgent calls.


Renewed operating licence for Safaricom to cost $27mn

Kenya’s communications watchdog also says operator has to focus more on quality of service.


Essar Telecom Kenya skipping 3G, heading straight for LTE

Yu Mobile, owned by Essar, is the only Kenyan mobile operator not to have 3G coverage.


Safaricom extends Bob Collymore's contract

Chief executive of Kenya's biggest telco is to keep his post for another two years.


Why Kenya’s fixed line market is shrinking

Competition from mobile operators, copper theft and high costs result in a 5.5% fall in subscriptions.