The latest industry statistics by the
Liquid Telecoms, which has maintained the number two position, lost 3,777 subscribers during the period, which saw its market share decline to 17.8 per cent up from the previous 23.7 per cent in a similar period last year.
During the period Internet users rose to 21.7 million up from 16.4 million.
"The market share for each of the mobile operators as measured by data/Internet subscriptions changed during the quarter under review," read part of the CA quarter one report.
"It is expected that the data/Internet market will maintain an upward trend in the coming periods considering the increasing integration of ICTs within various sectors of the economy," it added.
Other Internet service providers such as
Jamii Telecoms — the owners of Faiba brand — added 674 new clients during the period lifting its market share to 2.6 per cent from 2.1 per cent.
In the mobile Internet segment,
Airtel Kenya added 744,886 subscribers during the period, catapulting its market share to 11.2 per cent up from the 10.3 per cent registered last year.
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