Friday, June 18, 2010

Zain Kenya Welcomes Cut In 3G Licence Fees

Zain Kenya has said its plans to start offering 3G phone services in Kenya are at a ‘very advanced stage’ now that the country has reduced the cost of a licence.

The Communications Commission Kenya (CCK) last week slashed the cost of a 3G permit by 60% from USD25 million to USD10 million in a bid to boost competition. Safaricom, Kenya’s largest cellco by subscribers and owner of the country’s only 3G licence to date, plans to seek a rebate after it paid the higher amount in 2007 to acquire its permit.

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