REPORTS FROM THE
number of mobile telephone
users hits 30.7 million mark
to latest statistics from the Communication
Commission of Kenya the rate of growth has slowed down
as the market appears saturated and tending to
The total number of
mobile subscribers in Kenya rose to 30.7 million as at
the December 31, 2012, representing a marginal growth
of 1.0 percent from the quarter ending September,
industry regulator said on Thursday.
to latest statistics from the Communication Commission
of Kenya (CCK) Sector Quarterly Statistical Report
released in Nairobi, the rate of growth has slowed
down as the market appears saturated and tending
subscribers continued to dominate the mobile sub-
sector contributing 99 percent of the total number
of subscribers, “ CCK said.
to the report, mobile penetration on the other hand
increased to 78 percent during the same period up from
77.2 percent recorded during the first quarter.
mobile operators recorded positive growth in service
subscription beside Telkom (Orange) which lost a
total of 609,321 customers, representing a decline
of 19.7 percent during the quarter under review,”
industry regulator said the number of internet users
in Kenya increased to 16.2 million in the period
between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 last year, representing a
growth of 11.6 percent.
data/internet continued to dominate the Internet
market contributing 99 percent of the total
internet/data subscriptions in the country,” said
report attributed the growth in the Internet/data
market segment to international internet connectivity
(used) bandwidth that has continued to spiral upwards.
the quarter under review the international internet
used bandwidth rose to 328,641 Mbps from 278,329 Mbps
posted during the previous period, representing an
increase of 18.1 percent.
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