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Kenya: Telco, competition regs plan expansion of mobile services

 |  December 2, 2013

The Communications Commission of Kenya announced plans to collaborate with the Competition Authority to expand telecommunications services to 90 percent of Kenyans within the next five years.

Reports say the plan is part of a movement to have the nation’s telco sector begin contributing to the country’s GDP. Authorities’ goals include 90 percent mobile phone access and 80 percent television access.

In addition to promoting telco GDP contribution up to 5 percent, reports say the communications watchdog is collaborating with competition authorities to boost wireless and broadcast competition as regulators plan to review spectrum assignment policy. Authorities are reportedly looking into new market entrants to aid in reaching their goals.

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