Wananchi Group has maintained major control of the Fixed Internet market share at 46.8 percent in the Quarterly sector Statistics Report January-March 2015 released by the communication Authority of Kenya.
The firm operates a triple-play platform in which broadband, pay multi-channel television and voice telephony are offered through one cable. Zuku Fiber is a cable network currently available in Nairobi and Mombasa with customers getting high residential speeds of up to 50 Mbps.
Liquid Telecom recorded growth in the number of subscriptions and emerged second with a market share of 15.3 percent, while Telkom Kenya ranked third at 10.1 percent as its subscriptions increased marginally to 12,083 in the period between January and March 2015.
Mobile Data dominates
According to the report, the number of mobile broadband subscriptions stood at 5.01 million representing growth of 23.1 percent as fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions increased by 11.1 percent to stand at 100,000.
The number of fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions, as categorized by advertised speeds, recorded 57,742 subscriptions with highest speeds of 2Mbps being recorded during the period under review.
In general, the Communication Authority of Kenya says that the data market has continued to expand progressively. on the other hand, mobile data dominated the market with the number of subscriptions registered at 18.6 million up from 16.3 million representing a 14.3 percent growth.
Terrestrial wireless data subscriptions declined by 7.9 percent to register 16,148 subscriptions down from 17,537 recorded during the last quarter.
“The decline has been attributed to substitution of connection to other access modes such as Fibre optic. Compared to the same period of the previous year, a minimal growth of 0.7 percent was recorded,” the report said.
Satellite subscriptions registered increased growth of 17.4 percent to stand at 836 up from 712 registered during the last quarter.
The growth in fibre optic subscriptions has remained steady over the period with the quarter under review registering 87,838 subscriptions up from 81,243 recorded during the last quarter representing an increase of 8.1 percent.