Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) News

Kenya's mobile internet beats the United States for speed

Fact of the Day: Kenya has faster mobile internet speed than the United States

Kenya has the world’s 14th-fastest mobile internet speed, according to a report from the content delivery network Akamai.

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company plans to become internet service provider

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company plans to become internet service provider

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) has announced plans to venture into the internet service provision business.

Kenya telecoms regulator says has no intention to split company. Credit: qz.com

Kenya telecoms regulator says has no intention to split Safaricom

Kenya’s telecoms regulator said on Tuesday it had no plans to break up any company in the sector.

Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom

Vodafone slams proposed split of Kenya's M-PESA as 'ridiculous'

Safaricom Ltd, East Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company, would have to reconsider future investment in Kenya if proposals to break up the company are implemented.

Airtel is losing its fight against Safaricom for Kenya's fast-growing mobile market

Airtel is losing its fight against Safaricom for Kenya's fast-growing mobile market

Airtel Kenya is engaged in a mighty battle against Safaricom for Kenya’s growing mobile market. The telecom company is struggling to put a dent in Safaricom’s dominance, but they are getting left behind.

Thin SIM card can be overlaid on existing SIM card

Kenya court blocks Equity Bank's thin SIM technology rollout

The Kenyan High Court has suspended the decision of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to allow Finserve Africa, a subsidiary of Equity Bank, to roll out the ‘thin Sim’ technology, following an urgent application by Kituo Cha Sheria.

Could M-Pesa, that has dominated the mobile money market in Kenya, be in for stiff competition? Photograph: Bloomberg

Watch out M-Pesa, Equity Bank wants to transform mobile money in Kenya

Kenya is a regional leader in access and use of financial services, with 77% of the population living within 5km of a commercial bank or mobile money agent, according to a recent report published by Kenya Financial Sector Deepening.

Slim SIMs Illustration

Disrupting mobile banking in Kenya: Slim SIMs

EQUITY Bank, whose micro-loans offerings have helped increase the number of Kenyans using formal financial services, is looking to break into Kenya’s booming mobile telecoms market.

Madhur Taneja, CEO, yuMobile

Safaricom and Airtel acquire yuMobile for $120M

Kenyan mobile operators Safaricom and Airtel have signed an agreement to acquire the telecom business of yuMobile for $120 million, it was announced on Monday.

Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom

Safaricom restarts $120M bid to acquire yuMobile assets

Kenya’s biggest mobile network Safaricom is making progress in acquiring the infrastructure of smaller rival yuMobile.

Airtel Kenya

Airtel loses bid to force Safaricom to cut M-PESA fees

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) says it doesn’t have jurisdiction to order Safaricom to cut M-Pesa cross network transaction fees.

Mobile Money in Kenya

Kenya's mobile innovation brings digital money closer

Kenyan financial services heavyweight Equity Bank is planning to roll out mobile banking services in July, using innovative paper-thin SIM technology.