Kenya: Mobile phone penetration at 95.1 percent - Report

APA-Nairobi (Kenya)

Mobile phone penetration in Kenya has risen to 95.1 percent from 94.3 percent, according to the latest statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK).

CAK on Tuesday said the country’s mobile market continues to undergo significant changes in the wake of rapid development in the telecommunications industry.

“During the third quarter of the financial year 2017/18, the number of mobile subscriptions grew by 3.0 percent to stand at 44.1 million from 42.8 million subscriptions reported during the second quarter. As a result, the mobile penetration level rose to 95.1 per cent from 94.3 per cent,” CAK said in the report.

During the quarter under review, the net change in mobile subscriptions stood at 1.3 million down from 1.7 million subscriptions registered during the previous quarter.

According to the report, Safaricom the biggest mobile phone company registered a market share of 67.0 percent in mobile subscriptions, marking a decline of 2.1 percentage points when compared to 69.1 percent recorded during the previous quarter.

Safaricom was followed by Airtel mobile company which gained 2.5 percentage points to record a market share of 19.7 percent during the reporting period.

Coming third was Telkom Kenya Limited, which lost 0.4percentage points to register a market share of 8.6 per cent from 9.0 per cent recorded last quarter.


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