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  • The Communications Authority of Kenya has finalised Phase I of the cellular mobile infrastructure project which connected 76 sub-locations.
  • The authority also targets the expansion of the postal services and digitally empowering the youth.
  • The Authority finalised the rollout of Internet connectivity in 886 public secondary schools spread across 47 counties.

The Communications Authority of Kenya will need at least Sh107 billion ($819.9 million) to protect consumers and foster competitive ICT markets in a bid to establish Kenya as a digital superhighway. While unveiling its five-year strategic for 2023-27, CA Director-General David Mugonyi said the authority would prioritise increased broadband penetration, adoption of emerging technologies and improvement of cyber security as a way of powering the government’s Bottom-Up Economic policies.

The authority also targets the expansion of the postal services and digitally empowering the youth, women and people living with disabilities. “The goals are backed by a robust implementation plan …

cyber threats in Kenya
  • Cyber threats increased by 943 per cent in the three months to December 2023, with 123 million cases detected in the previous quarter.
  • In response to these threats, Kenya’s National Cyber Security Centre issued 8.06 million advisories during the period under review.
  • This represented a 44.4 per cent increase compared to the 5.6 million advisories issued between June and September.

The Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of cyber threats in Kenya increased in the three-month period leading up to December 2023.

In its 2023/24 Q2 cyber security report, the regulator notes that the number of cyber threats rose to more than 1.2 billion cases, up from 123 million threats detected in the previous quarter, representing a 943 percent increase. (Xanax)

The increase is attributed to the enhancement of Kenya’s cyber threat monitoring capabilities and the increased exploitation of ‘system vulnerabilities,’ driven by the increased deployment …

  • With just $40, customers in Kenya will buy a locally assembled smartphone starting July, 2023.
  • Kenya’s mobile network coverage stands at 89.1 percent and is a key enabler of the country’s digital economy.
  • The government will lay around 52 percent of 100,000km fibre network while the private sector will handle the remaining 48 percent.

Kenya’s telecommunication industry is about to gain a significant boost as the government plans to roll out the first consignment of one million domestically manufactured smartphones. They will roll out the gadgets in two months even as plans on digital transformation and e-commerce gather pace.

Kenya has been at the forefront of East Africa’s digital economy for some time now. Numerous investment opportunities have come up within the East Africa’s biggest economy catching the eye of many investors. 

Transforming telecommunication industry

According to statistics, Kenya’s mobile network coverage stands at 89.1 percent, a wave that is

Chinese technology company Vivo has stamped its mark in the Kenyan market by setting its regional offices in Nairobi. The firm has also unveiled the new V17 pro smartphone in the Kenyan market.

Global Chinese technology company-Vivo has stamped its mark in the Kenyan market by setting its regional offices in Nairobi.

The firm has also unveiled the new V17 pro Smartphone in the Kenyan market.

According to the firm, the new V17 pro houses a total of 6 cameras on the front and back that allow users to redefine their selfies with the industry’s first 32mp dual pop-up front camera, a powerful upgrade to Vivo’s iconic elevating front camera.

V17 pro also houses cutting-edge features such as the super AMOLED ultra FullView display, professional-grade 48mp AI quad camera, plus stunning makeover features created to compliment the lifestyle of today’s young and stylish consumers.

Speaking during the event that was attended by senior government and private sector players in the telecommunications sector, Vivo Kenya CEO Arthur Xian said: “The creation of V17 pro once again showcases our strong consumer-centric innovation approach. The new …

Storm at Kenya's communications regulator CA as company secretary appointed acting CEO

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has appointed Mercy Wanjau as the acting Director-General to replace Francis Wangusi whose tenure has ended, despite the former refusing to vacate office noting that the process to appoint a replacement.

The CA Board of Directors Chairman Ngene Gituku, however, said the appointment has been made to ensure that CA continues to discharge its mandate seamlessly.

Mercy Wanjau is a commercial lawyer, a regulatory and governance professional currently working with the Communications Authority of Kenya as the Director of Legal Services and Board Secretary. She has been involved in designing and harmonizing policy and regulation in the ICT sector at the local, regional and international level for over 15 years.

“Given the strategic responsibilities vested on the Authority, we are committed to ensure there is no leadership vacuum and that we deliver on our vision of ‘A digitally transformed Nation,” Mr Gituku said.

Mr …