Kenya: Orange, Airtel Gain Ground on Safaricom in Kenya

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Airtel and Orange, Kenya's second and third largest mobile networks, have made the most of Safaricom's slide to gain market shares over the last quarter.

Figures from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) show that Airtel's market share increased from 15,7 percent to 16,5 per cent while Orange recorded an increment of 0,9 per cent following an increase of 9,2 per cent from the previous 8,3 per cent.

In contrast, the country's leading network operator, Safaricom, slightly took a dive but remains the leading operator in the country the reduction effects were felt.

In the report covering July to September 2014, Safaricom suffered a scare of 66,7 percent decline from 68 percent as competition for the cell phone mobile subscribers intensify in the Kenyan market.

The communications regulatory authority said in its report, a total of number of 32,7 million subscribers on the Kenyan mobile phone network had been recorded showing some increment in the number of people using cell phones.

Source: CAJ News 21 January 2015