Safaricom rejects regulator's surveillance plan

Monday 20 February 2017 | 12:39 CET | News
Kenyan operator Safaricom has expressed its displeasure and hesitation over plans by the industry regulator to monitor mobile phone use, reports Citizen News. This comes after the Communications Authority (CA) announced it would be installing a monitoring device on all operators' networks to keep an eye on mobile users who may be engaged in illegal activity and curb use of counterfeit phones in the country.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Safaricom
Countries: Kenya
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


CA collects KES 8.7 bln in revenue in 2015-16, up 20%

Published 19 Apr 2017 11:28 CET | Kenya
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) collected KES 8.7 billion in revenue in the 2015/2016 financial year, up 20 percent ...

Safaricom dominance claims report due out in May

Published 07 Mar 2017 11:03 CET | Kenya
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) said it is reviewing a draft report of a study into competition in the local market ...

Safaricom dismisses dominance claims

Published 23 Feb 2017 17:11 CET | Kenya
Kenyan operator Safaricom said splitting the company into smaller components would kill its competitive edge, The Standard ...

Kenyan watchdog complies with order to suspend spy plan

Published 23 Feb 2017 10:05 CET | Kenya
The Communications Authority (CA) has suspended implementation of the controversial mobile monitoring system following a court ...

Kenyan court suspends plan to tap mobile phones

Published 22 Feb 2017 09:51 CET | Kenya
A Kenyan High court has temporarily suspended a decision by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) to install tapping ...

Kenya rolls out system to block counterfeit devices

Published 17 Feb 2017 09:46 CET | Kenya
The government wants to listen to people's telephone calls, read texts and review mobile money transactions from 21 February, The ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

08 Mar Smith Micro Q4 2020
10 Mar MTN FY results
10 Mar Verizon Investor Day
11 Mar Comtech Telecommunications Q2
11 Mar Gogo Q4 2020
11 Mar Technicolor FY results
11 Mar T-Mobile US analysts day
12 Mar RTL Group Q4 2020
12 Mar Mobilezone Q4 2020
12 Mar AT&T analysts day
::: More Calendar Items