Kenya: Regulator licenses more Internet companies
(East African Standard) --
Two more players in the Internet Backbone and International Gateway market segment were licensed yesterday. The two - Kenya Data Networks (KDN) and Jamii Telecoms-were licensed by the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) and are expected to compete with the Government-owned Jambonet.
According to a news item from the East African Standard, the CCK has also licensed another company AfSAT Communications as a commercial VSAT Operator.
CCK Director-General, Sammy Kirui, said the introduction of competition in these business segments is a culmination of the licensing strategy unveiled by the commission in September last year.
The strategy aimed at liberalising the ICT sector, which has since been fully freed after the five-year exclusivity period offered to Telkom Kenya expired in June 2004.
The three firms are part of the ten applicants that were approved by the CCK Board last month.
Source: East African Standard
Contact: Tom Mogusu