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Kenya : KENYA approves broad Master-Plan to boost telecommunications industry's performance

January 20, 2014

The telecommunications regulator and major wireless carriers in Kenya have approved a broad Master-Plan to boost the industry's performance.

Communications Authority of Kenya, (CAK) Director-General Francis Wangusi said the talks were focused on new rules on SIM card registration, quality of service and cyber security.

He said : 'The telecoms sub-sector is working to improve the quality service delivery to consumers. This is the position of the government and mobile network operators.'

According to him, the wireless carrier committed to rein in high roaming charges within east Africa.

The government of Kenya has already published the Kenya Information and Communications Act to revolutionize the key telecommunications industry.

Wangusi said the country's information and communications technology industry registered a stellar performance last year.

He added : 'The telecoms sub-sector contributed 480 million dollars to the GDP and created 200,000 jobs in the year 2013.The sector catalyzed the performance of other key sectors and contributed 3 billion U.S. dollars through essential services like m-agriculture and mobile banking.'

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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