Use of Thin SIM technology approved in Kenya

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The use of thin SIM technology has been approved in Kenya paving way for new Mobile Virtual Networks Operators (MVNOs) to use them for new services among them mobile money transfer.

While speaking at a press conference, the Communications Authority chairman Mr. Ngene Gituku said there is no sufficient evidence to block the Kenyan market the entry of the thin SIM.

“The intention of the Authority to license these services is to encourage innovation in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector that will spur competition from various market segments, particularly involving local investors,” he said.

“The expected competition and innovations by the Mobile Virtual Network Operators will provide consumers with varied services and value for their money while at the same time catalyzing economic development in the country,” he added.

Source: HumanIPO (link opens in a new window)

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