Kenya ICT

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A migration from analogue to digital broadcasting is on the cards in Kenya, although in March 2014 it was delayed, calling into question both when the reform would happen and how the new service would be provided. Legal challenges have pushed back the change several times from an original deadline of the end of 2012, and the issue has been appealed to the Supreme Court...

An aggressive approach to building infrastructure has yielded significant benefits for Kenya, bolstered by growth in mobile money platforms, which has helped encourage start-ups and expand digital value-added services. The country’s Connected Kenya 2017 master plan for ICT and broadband development clarifies its step-by-step vision for growth and its needs for foreign...

The telecommunications sector in Kenya is one of the more dynamic in Africa, having garnered recognition in particular for its success in rolling out mobile money platforms and value-added services, and benefitted in a broader sense from the government’s effort to increase the role of telecoms and ICT in the country’s overall development. Kenya and South Africa lead the...

Broadband connectivity has emerged as a major focus in Kenya, and is seen as a catalyst for inclusive economic growth and the transition to a knowledge-based economy. The country has seen a significant increase in connectivity, in particular in 2010, when three international cables were connected. The cost of connectivity fell by 80% in 2011, according to a report by the...

Having already benefited from initiatives such as mobile banking service M-pesa, Kenya’s commitment to further develop the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is expected to create opportunities for private sector investors.

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