KENYA’S MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIBERS RISE TO 39.7 MILLION

The number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose to 39.7 million, at the end of June, up 9.9 percent from Apr, the country’s telecom industry regulator said.

Statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya, show that, the mobile penetration level hit 90 percent, having grown by 6.1 percentage points during the Apr-June period.

“The continued growth in mobile subscriptions, has been driven by proliferation of mobile data services,” the regulator said in a report.

The report, covering the period Apr to June, indicates data/Internet market subscriptions rose by 8.2 percent, to reach 26.8 million, during the quarter under review, up from 24.8 million subscriptions, recorded at the previous quarter.

The period also saw a total of 227.3 million mobile commerce transactions made, translating to the cost of goods and services valued at 4.04 billion U.S. dollars purchased.

Person-to-person money transfers recorded in the period were valued at 4.29 billion dollars.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.