The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has released the latest statistics for Kenya’s mobile usage and subscribers for the last quarter. The period covered is between July to September 2011:
Here is the summary:
- Mobile phone subscribers increased to 26.4 million from 25.3 million , representing 4.8 percent increase.
- Land lines decreased 5.19 per cent to stand at 355,493 from 374,942 .
- Phone density for the country now stands at 68.2 per cent from 65.15 per cent.
- Safaricom Subscribers increased by 593, 177 to 17,946,363 from 17,352,186.
- Airtel Subscribers increased by 557,567 to 4,172,186 from 3,614,619.
- Yu subscribers increased by 46,742 to 1,629,289 from 1,582,947.
- Orange saw an increase of 16,686 subscribers to stand at 2,745,702 subscribers from 2,729,016.
- Market share :Safaricom 67.7% Airtel 15.7 % Orange 10.4% and Yu 6.2%
- Mobile money subscriptions increased by 5.9% to 18,414,667 from 17,394,727
- Money deposits grew 17.5 per cent to 56,704 million Ksh from 48,270 million.
- Internet subscriptions stood at 5.42 million from 4.25 million
- Estimated internet users 14.3 million from 12.53 million users.
- Broadband subscriptions increased to 126,589 from 121, 126 .
- Broadband subscriptions represent 2.33 per cent of Internet subscriptions.
- International bandwidth grew from 32,270.52 Mbps to 213, 048.83 Mbps.
- Internet market share: Safaricom 79.45% , down from 84.17 per cent , Airtel 8.49 %, down from 11.66%, Orange 2.15 % from 2.89 %, plus others…just to know them Kenya Data Networks, Access Kenya, Wananchi (Zuku), Swift Global , Iway , Flexible Bandwidth , Internet Solutions and CallKey networks.
- Postal service declined by 15.21% in number of letters sent in the three month period to 20.51 million from 24.26 million.
- International mail however increased by 50 per cent from 1.81 million letters to 2.72 million.
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