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Research and Markets: Kenya - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a1fbff/kenya_telecoms) has announced the addition of the "Kenya - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts" report to their offering.

International Internet Bandwidth Increases More than Eleven-fold in One Year

Kenya's telecommunications and broadband market is undergoing a revolution following the arrival of three fibre optic international submarine cables (Seacom, TEAMS and EASSy), ending its dependency on limited and expensive satellite bandwidth. The country's international bandwidth increased more than eleven-fold in 2011. Prices had already fallen significantly following the liberalisation of international gateway and national backbone network provision in 2005, but they have now fallen by more than 90%, enabling cheaper tariffs for telephone calls and broadband Internet services.

However, ISPs have only reluctantly passed on the cost savings to end-customers, which has prompted the industry regulator, the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) to consider price caps. In parallel, the regulator has mandated price cuts on interconnection tariffs and proposed new competition regulations.

Market Highlights:

  • Decreasing ARPU under intense competition between four mobile networks;
  • Improving financial performance despite price war;
  • Strong growth in mobile data revenue from broadband and m-banking services;
  • Landing of international fibre bandwidth has revolutionised the market;
  • International internet bandwidth increases more than eleven-fold in one year;
  • Competing national fibre backbones enabling converged voice, data and video services at lower prices;
  • Profiles of major players in all market sectors;
  • The rebirth of Telkom Kenya under the Orange brand;
  • The emergence of new second-tier telcos;
  • Fibre infrastructure sharing agreements;
  • LTE trials.

About This Report:

This annual report (11th Edition) provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Kenya's telecommunications market.

Subjects Covered Include:

  • One of the most competitive mobile markets in the region;
  • Key statistics;
  • Market and industry overviews;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
  • Telecoms operators - privatisation, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);
  • Infrastructure development;
  • Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G;
  • Average Revenue per User;
  • Internet development;
  • Broadband, including 3G mobile;
  • Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile);
  • The emergence of e-commerce, e-learning and e-government services.

Companies Mentioned:

  • Access Kenya
  • Africa Online (Telkom SA)
  • Afsat Communications
  • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
  • Essar Telecom Kenya (Yu, formerly Econet)
  • Gilat Satellite Networks
  • IGO Wireless, OneCom (Safaricom)
  • Indigo Telecom (Thuraya)
  • Inmarsat
  • Internet Solutions Kenya (InterConnect)
  • Jamii Telecom
  • KenTV
  • Kenya Data Networks (KDN)
  • Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC)
  • Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)
  • MTN Business Kenya (UUNet)
  • Nation TV (NTV)
  • Safaricom (Vodafone)
  • SimbaNet
  • Swift Global
  • Telkom Kenya (Orange, France Telecom)
  • Wananchi Online

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a1fbff/kenya_telecoms

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