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  • 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 …