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Safaricom market share falls

Safaricom’s market share dropped 1.6 percentage points to 65.4% in the three months to June as Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan unit and Telkom Kenya increased mobile phone customers at a faster pace.

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Data centres take off in Africa

Data centres are suddenly de rigueur in Africa, with new facilities being deployed across the continent as telecommunications operators and independent infrastructure providers build facilities to cater for rapidly expanding demand from African consumers

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Eaton buys Kenya towers, raises $195m

Eaton Towers has inked a deal with Telkom Kenya to manage the operator’s 1 000 base stations. Under the 15-year management and leasing deal, Eaton will maintain Telkom Kenya’s existing sites and build new ones. The deal extends Eaton’s partnership with France’s Orange, which controls

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‘Broke’ Telkom Kenya in dire straits

The Kenyan government may have to inject Ksh6bn (R700m) into troubled fixed-line operator Telkom Kenya, according to Kenyan media reports. France’s Orange owns 51% of the company. Telkom Kenya has requested a total of Ksh13,9bn (R1,6bn) from government and Orange, saying it needs the cash to pre-empt a deepening

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Kenya grows fixed lines

While the number of fixed lines in service in South Africa continues to fall, the opposite is happening in Kenya, where Telkom Kenya has grown the number of fixed lines in service from 248 300 to 251 567, or by 1,3%, year on year

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Airtel passes 60m active users

Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel says it now has more than 60m active users in Africa. It added 10m subscribers in less than 12 months and says this growth has helped make it the fourth largest mobile operator worldwide and Airtel one of the largest players in Africa. The company

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Zim second in ITU growth rankings

United Nations agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has ranked Zimbabwe second in the “most dynamic country” category of its latest measurements of ICT development. This development is measured using the ITU’s ICT Development Index

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Kenya gets second fibre-to-the-home player

Orange Kenya is set to become the second telecommunications operator in the East African nation to roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. Its plans follow Wananchi Group’s FTTH project

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