NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s
mobile subscriptions hit 41 million during the first quarter of the 2017/2018
financial year, up from 40.2 million in the previous quarter, said a report
released on Thursday by the industry regulator.
the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), mobile penetration also rose by 1.7
percentage points to reach 90.4 percent from 88.7 percent in the previous
The survey by
CA said the net additions in mobile subscriptions were recorded at 768,831
during the period, compared to 1.1 million additions registered in the previous
a total of 537.2 million transactions (sending and withdrawals) were made during
the period, valued at approximately 16.5 billion U.S. dollars.
The report by
the CA also indicates that the number of broadband subscriptions grew by 14.3
percent to reach 17.6 million from 15.4 million recorded during the previous
penetration level stood at 38.8 percent during the period under review.