Dublin, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Kenya - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Kenya's telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors.

Kenya's telecommunications market continues to undergo considerable changes in the wake of increased competition, improved international connectivity, and rapid developments in the mobile market. The landing of four fibre-optic international submarine cables in recent years dramatically reduced the cost of phone calls and internet access, allowing internet services to be affordable to a far greater proportion of the population. In parallel, the sector's regulator has reduced interconnection tariffs and implemented a range of regulations aimed at developing further competition.

The incumbent fixed-line telco has struggled to make headway in this market, prompting reorganisation in 2018 which included a sale and leaseback arrangement with its mobile tower portfolio. In early 2019 the company signed a merger agreement with Airtel Kenya in which Telkom will retain a 49% share in the merged business which will provide a greater challenge to the market dominance of Safaricom.

Numerous competitors are rolling out national and metropolitan fibre backbone networks and wireless access networks to deliver services to population centres across the country. Several fibre infrastructure sharing agreements have been forged, and as a result, the number of fibre broadband connections increased 94% in the year to September 2018.

Key Developments:

  • Telkom Kenya agrees to merger with Airtel Kenya
  • Kenya sees a 41% increase in international bandwidth in the year to September 2018
  • Universal Service Fund extends mobile coverage to underserved northern regions
  • Safaricom launches M-PESA Global payment service
  • Government proposes an increase in m-money transfer tax
  • Regulator introduces a new system to measure QoS parameters
  • M-money interoperability starts
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to September 2018, operator data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Key statistics

  • Country overview

2. Telecommunications market

  • Overview of Kenya's telecom market

3. Regulatory environment

  • Kenya Communications Act 1998
  • Regulatory authority
  • Revised Telecommunications Market Structure 2004
  • Kenya Communications Amendment Act 2009
  • Licence fees
  • Universal Service Fund (USF)
  • Interconnection
  • Number portability
  • Spectrum auctions
  • Foreign ownership
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Privatisation of Telkom
  • Regional telecom licences
  • Second national operator (SNO) licensing
  • International gateway licences
  • Unified licensing regime

4. Fixed network operators

  • Telkom Kenya
  • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
  • Liquid Telecom Kenya (KDN)
  • Jamii Telecom
  • AccessKenya

5. Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI)
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)
  • Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC)
  • Safaricom
  • MTN
  • Fibre infrastructure sharing
  • Data centres
  • International infrastructure
  • Satellite
  • Terrestrial fibre
  • Submarine fibre

6. Broadband market

  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Internet backbone infrastructure
  • Broadband statistics
  • Forecasts - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Public internet access locations
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
  • Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
  • National broadband strategy
  • ISP market
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • Wireless broadband
  • Broadband via satellite
  • Project Loon

7. Digital economy

  • E-learning
  • National research and education network (NREN)
  • E-commerce
  • E-government

8. Mobile communications

  • Overview of Kenya's mobile market
  • General statistics
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Regulatory issues
  • Roaming
  • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
  • International gateways
  • Spectrum
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
  • Network sharing
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • SIM card registration
  • Taxes
  • Tariff regulation
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Analogue networks
  • Digital networks4G (LTE)
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile market share by operator
  • Safaricom
  • Airtel Kenya (formerly Zain, Celtel, KenCell)
  • Essar Telecom Kenya (yuMobile, formerly Econet)
  • Telkom Kenya
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications
  • Mobile money transfer, m-banking
  • M-medicine
  • Handsets

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