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Kenyan Parliament set to debate bill seeking to split mobile money services from telecoms

Wednesday 24 February 2021 | 11:28 CET | News
Parliament is set to debate a bill that seeks to compel mobile operators Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya to split their telecommunications business from their mobile money transfer and lending units, Business Daily reported. The bill seeks to address concerns that Safaricom has become too big through its dominant share of voice, mobile data and mobile money services.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Kenya / Safaricom / Telkom Kenya
Countries: Kenya
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