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Google parent Alphabet is shutting down its Internet balloon business, Loon, which aimed to provide a less expensive alternative to cellphone towers, saying on Thursday that it was not commercially viable.

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.

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

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