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- In a statement made available to local newspaper This Day, Globacom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel said that the company is ready to launch a 4GLTE network following successful testing and trial. "We are only waiting for the licence and licensing policy from the government", Jameel said. He also mentioned progresses made on international connectivity prices with prices dropping to N90, 000 (US$588) for an E1 which can also be paid in Naira unlike before when payment was in hard currency.

- According to All Africa ICT, Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has taken steps to overturn a May 2011 court order which prevented it from switching off mobile phone operator Essar Telecom Kenya’s backhaul transmission connectivity. KDN has argued that the order made on 25 May by Justice Muga Apondi is injurious, as it forces the wholesale operator to continue providing the cellco – which operates under the ‘Yu’ brand name – services which are no longer being paid for. The debt owed to KDN currently stands at around KES133 million (USD1.4 million), and is increasing on a monthly basis.