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This presentation offers an update of the Kenyan telecoms market covering mobile and fixed sectors, operator initiatives and strategies, and regulatory policies. It includes subscription and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • Ovum forecasts that Kenya will have 41 million mobile subscriptions by the end-2019. Mobile service revenue will total $2.6bn, with mobile data revenue surpassing $1bn and accounting for 38% of total mobile service revenue.
  • Safaricom became the first operator to launch an LTE-A network in the region, partnering with Nokia Networks to provide the network equipment as well as expert services including network planning, optimization, implementation, and integration.
  • Other service providers have undertaken to invest in network expansion to meet the rising demand for data services. In addition, there is increased focus on promoting smartphone acquisition by operators with the aim of boosting data consumption.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the Kenya mobile and fixed telecom market, providing key statistics on subscriptions and revenues
  • Evaluates the key strategies and best practices of service providers in the Kenyan market

Key questions answered

  • What are the key regulatory policies by the Kenyan government to promote growth in the telecom sector?
  • What are the key drivers for the growth of operator service revenue in the country?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Kenya Update, February 2015


  • Further reading
  • Author

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