Submitted by Osombah Steve on Mon, 30/05/2011 - 12:27pm
Kenya recently introduced number portability service but the demand has been much lower than anticipated. So was it a success or failure?
Kenya’s telecommunications market has four mobile operators namely: Safaricom, Airtel, Orange and Econet’s YU.
Some argue that this number is way above the market. At one point Rene Meza, the Managing Director of Airtel Kenya said that the Kenyan market can accommodate a maximum of three mobile operators beyond that, it is saturated.
The increase in competition in the market has led to a vigorous battle among the mobile operators ranging from price wars to alleged sabotage.