Kenya ICT

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In what ways can mobile operators encourage higher levels of data consumption?


Voice and broadband connectivity has been a top priority for ICT stakeholders in Kenya since the July 2013 launch of the country’s National Broadband Strategy (NBS), a long-term initiative to transform the country into a knowledge-based economy. The NBS, which was formulated by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), includes a target of...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Kenya 2017

Kenya’s telecommunications sector plays an important role in the country’s economy. The industry as a whole has been on an upward trajectory over the last decade, as a burgeoning, tech-savvy middle class drives demand for smartphones and data, helping companies offset slowing growth in the voice and messaging segments. Operator Safaricom holds the dominant market share but competition has been...

Kenya’s ICT providers are working to tap into the country’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprise segment, though a limited awareness of technology services presents a potential challenge to these efforts.


The government of Kenya is looking to capitalise on high mobile penetration to expand financial inclusion, with plans to offer a new infrastructure bond exclusively via mobile phones. Originally planned for October 2015, but currently postponed indefinitely due to high interest rates, it will mark  the first sale of its kind in the world...

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