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Kenya - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1085938
  • Report
  • Region: Kenya
  • 37 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Celtel)
  • Essar Telkom Kenya
  • Finserve Africa (Equitel)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Mobile Pay (Tangaza Pesa)
  • MORE
Kenya's mobile market has continued to grow steadily, supported by a mobile subscriber base of about 41 million by early 2018. Some market consolidation occurred following the acquisition by Airtel and Safaricom of Essar Telecom's yuMobile business. While all network operators have invested in mobile technologies and infrastructure upgrades to support mobile data services, competition has nevertheless presented challenges to their profitability, with uneven revenue growth reported in recent years. Orange Group was the principal casualty of competition, leading it to sell its stake in Telkom Kenya. By contrast, Safaricom has seen very strong growth on the back of its popular M-PESA payment platform. This market dominance, however, encouraged the government to consider, and later dismiss, recommendations from a 2016 report that Safaricom split off its M-PESA business from its voice and data offerings.

To encourage the development of LTE services the government has pursued an open-access approach. Disputes centered on licence fees delayed the launch of LTE services by MNOs, though they continued to invest in infrastructure and technology upgrades using trial licences.

A number of MVNO licences awarded since 2014 have added to the competitive mix, with Equitel establishing a market share of about 4.6% by late 2017.

Key Developments:

Telkom Kenya launches T-Kash m-money platform; regulator preps for auction of two remaining licences for 700MHz spectrum; test phase of m-money interoperability starts; Jamii Telecom launches cut-price LTE services; Airtel Kenya pays $25 million for its 800MHz concession to provide LTE services; Vodacom takes a large stake in Safaricom; Treasury launches its M-Akiba platform to buy and sell government bonds; M-Tiba mobile health payment platform launched; regulator rejects proposal for Safaricom's M-PESA service to be split off from voice and data services; regulator proposes limit of ten SIM cards per subscriber; Telkom Kenyas m-money platform to be revamped and relaunched; Safaricom contracts Nokia Networks to develop LTE-A network, shares capacity on its LTE infrastructure, launches Hello Doctor m-medicine service; One Network Area initiative expands to include mobile data and mobile money services; regulator reviews framework for QoS surveys; report update includes the regulator's market data to September 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.

Companies Mentioned in this Report:

Safaricom, Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel), Essar Telkom Kenya, Huawei Technologies, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks, Mobile Pay (Tangaza Pesa), Zioncell Kenya, Finserve Africa (Equitel)
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Celtel)
  • Essar Telkom Kenya
  • Finserve Africa (Equitel)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Mobile Pay (Tangaza Pesa)
  • MORE
1. Synopsis

2. Overview of Kenya's mobile market
2.1 General statistics
2.2 Mobile data
2.2.1 SMS
2.2.2 MMS
2.3 Mobile broadband
2.4 Forecasts - mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Roaming
3.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
3.3 International gateways
3.4 Spectrum
3.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.6 Network sharing
3.7 Quality of Service (QoS)
3.8 SIM card registration
3.9 Taxes
3.10 Tariff regulation

4. Mobile infrastructure
4.1 Analogue networks
4.2 Digital networks
4.2.1 Global System for Mobiles (GSM)
4.2.2 UMTS (3G)
4.2.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
4.3 Satellite mobile

5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Mobile market shares
5.2 Safaricom
5.2.1 Privatisation and IPO
5.3 Bharti Airtel Kenya (formerly Zain, Celtel, KenCell)
5.4 Essar Telecom Kenya (yuMobile, formerly Econet)
5.5 Telkom Kenya
5.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

6. Mobile content and applications
6.1 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
6.1.1 M-PESA (Safaricom)
6.1.2 Airtel Money (ZAP)
6.1.3 yuCash (Essar)
6.1.4 Telkom Money
6.1.5 Equity Money
6.2 PesaLink
6.2.1 Other services
6.3 M-medicine
6.4 Satellite mobile

7. Handsets

8. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Mobile services revenue and investments 2009- 2017
Table 2 Mobile traffic share by operator 2014 - 2017
Table 3 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya 1999 - 2009
Table 4 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya 2010 - 2018
Table 5 Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers 2014- 2017
Table 6 SMS traffic 2012 - 2017
Table 7 MMS traffic 2012 - 2015
Table 8 Mobile internet subscribers by provider 2013 - 2017
Table 9 Mobile internet market share by provider 2014 - 2017
Table 10 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 11 Mobile data subscribers 2015 - 2017
Table 12 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 13 Annual mobile number portings 2013- 2017
Table 14 2G Mobile base stations by operator 2012- 2016
Table 15 3G Mobile base stations by operator 2012- 2016
Table 16 Market share of subscribers by operator 2010 2017
Table 17 Safaricom revenue 2011 - 2018
Table 18 Safaricom revenue by sector 2010 - 2018
Table 19 Safaricom - proportion of revenue by sector 2014 - 2018
Table 20 Safaricom subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 21 Safaricom base stations by technology 2013 - 2017
Table 22 Airtel Kenya subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 23 Historic - Essar Telecom subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 24 Telkom Kenya revenue 2010 - 2014
Table 25 Telkom Kenya mobile subscribers 2011 - 2017
Table 26 Equitel mobile subscribers 2014 - 2017
Table 27 Mobile money transfer statistics 2011 - 2017
Table 28 Mobile money subscribers by operator 2014 - 2017
Table 29 Safaricom - M-PESA revenue 2008 - 2018
Table 30 Safaricom active M-PESA customers 2012 - 2017
Table 31 Safaricom M-PESA transactions value by type 2011 - 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya 2005 2018
Chart 2 Market share of subscribers by operator 2010 2017

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Texting elephants
Exhibit 2 Job offers by SMS
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  • Safaricom
  • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain
  • Celtel)
  • Essar Telkom Kenya
  • Huawei Technologies
  • ZTE
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Nokia Networks
  • Mobile Pay (Tangaza Pesa)
  • Zioncell Kenya
  • Finserve Africa (Equitel)
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