Telco market debate could see Safaricom split into two

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heated debate is expected this Tuesday over a controversial telcoms report commissioned by the Communications Authority following a detailed study on market dominance.

Policies crafted from this debate could see giant Safaricom #ticker:SCOM compelled to share its infrastructure with rivals at subsidised costs.

The draft report dated March 20 last year has been receiving input from the industry’s main operators.

It was written by MS Analysys Mason, the London firm retained by the CA for the market dominance study in Kenya.

The CA has now invited operators and the public to a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday to disseminate the findings of the study on market dominance.

A similar public debate on the report called by the regulator last August was cancelled in unclear circumstances.

“As you are aware, the Communications Authority of Kenya, (CA) contracted MS Analysys Mason to carry out a competition study of the telecommunication sub-sector with a view to evaluate the competitive landscape of the market,” said the authority in a notice published in national newspapers on Friday.

Photo courtesy of Scott Mainwaring.

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

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