[kictanet] CCK releases 2nd Quarter ICT sector statistics for 2011/2012

Wambua, Christopher Wambua at cck.go.ke
Wed Apr 18 08:32:03 EAT 2012

CCK releases 2nd quarter ICT sector statistics for 2011/2012


The number of Internet subscribers in Kenya increased by 13.48 percent
from 5.42 million to 6.15 million between September 1 and December 31
last year. 


During the same period, the estimated number of Internet users rose to
17.38 million up from 14.30 million, representing an increase of 21.55
per cent. 


According to the CCK 2nd Quarter ICT Sector Statistics for 2011/2012
released today, broadband subscriptions increased to 131,829, posting a
4.14% growth from the previous period.  Of the total Internet
subscribers in the country, broadband subscription represented only 2.14
per cent. 


Meanwhile, the total mobile traffic declined to 6.70 billion minutes
from 7.09 billion recorded in the previous quarter. This represented a
5.5 per cent drop in voice traffic. 


Similarly, Minutes of Use (MoU) per subscriber per month declined to
79.9 down from 89.3 recorded in the previous quarter (i.e. July to
September 2011), posting a 10.53 per cent decrease.  The number of SMS
per subscriber per month also declined from 17.42 in September 2011 to
10.42 SMS by the end December 2011, representing a decline of 38.52


The report further indicates that the number of mobile subscribers
increased to 28.08 million up from 26.49 million recorded during the
previous period, posting an increase of 5.99%. Mobile penetration
increased to 71.3 percent during the same period from 67.2 per cent
recorded during the first quarter. 


The total local letters sent over the same period declined by 4.75 per
cent from 20.57 million in the previous quarter to 19.59 million. 


Click here to view the full


Christopher Wambua

Ag. Manager/Communications

Communications Commission of Kenya

P.O. Box 14448, NAIROBI 00800



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