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This is an update of Kenya’s telecoms market, covering fixed broadband and mobile market trends and regulation. It includes service provider performance, multiplay services and bundling, fixed broadband pricing, and operator initiatives.


  • Kenya's total mobile subscriptions were up 4.4% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to reach 36.8 million at end-3Q15. The fixed broadband segment grew by 4.6% over the same period supported by increased demand for office- and home-based broadband solutions. Overall, growth in the market was slowed by increased market volatility and sharp depreciation of the local currency.
  • : Kenya is set to introduce tough measures to check on poor quality of network services by operators. By introducing a hefty fine of up to 0.2% of total annual gross revenues, and outsourcing the quality of service (QoS) surveillance services, the government hopes to ensure strict adherence of license obligations on QoS by service providers.

Features and Benefits

  • This report analyzes Kenya's telecoms and TV market growth up to 3Q15, providing statistics on subscriptions and revenues.
  • The report also identifies the major strategies by network operators and the regulator to accelerate the growth of the telecoms market in the future.

Key questions answered

  • What is the state of the Kenyan telecoms and pay-TV market in terms of total subscriptions and revenue growth rate?
  • What will drive the country's telecoms growth in the future?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Kenya Update, March 2016

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