Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Kenya mulls Safaricom break-up on M-Pesa success

By Total Telecom staff
Monday 06 March 17

Government opposes intervention in mobile market leader, but move will be debated in parliament; greater regulation still an option.

Kenya's Safaricom faces the possibility of greater regulation or even a break-up due to its dominant position in the country's mobile market, but indications are that the government opposes the latter course of action. A high-profile politician is calling for the telco's mobile money service M-Pesa to be separated off and he is not the only party interested in addressing the competitive imbalance in the market…

Kenya's Safaricom faces the possibility of greater regulation or even a break-up due to its dominant position in the country's mobile market, but indications are that the government opposes the latter course of action. A high-profile politician is calling for the telco's mobile money service M-Pesa to be separated off and he is not the only party interested in addressing the competitive imbalance in the market…

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