Opinion: What the debate about Safaricom dominance is really about

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

That Safaricom is dominant in the voice, data and mobile money markets is not really debatable. What is debatable is what the regulator plans to do about it.

Over the past four years the communication regulator has breathed hot and cold over the issue and most recently hired an international consultant, Analysis  Mason, to do a comprehensive telecoms study and advise on the way forward.

The report from the consultants leaked last year, with the news that they had proposed a breakup of the giant company as a way to resolve the dominance question.

Photo courtesy of Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion.

Source: Daily Nation (link opens in a new window)

fintech, regulations, telecommunications