Telcos seek lower cost of acquiring airwaves

Safaricom PLC CEO Peter Ndegwa during the telco's 20 year celebration at the Nairobi Serena Hotel on October 27, 2020.

Photo credit: Diana Ngila | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Safaricom and Airtel paid $25 million (Sh2.53 billion) licence fee for 4G Internet spectrum in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
  • Safaricom, Telkom Kenya and Airtel launched the high-speed service in 2014, 2017 and 2018 respectively.

 Telecommunication service providers have called for a review of the cost of airwaves by the sector regulator to enable them roll out cheaper services to consumers.

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