Kenyan Regulator Dismisses Reports of a Dispute with Safaricom
Published on: 15th Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Kenya's telecoms regulator has denied the numerous reports that it is in tension with the country's largest mobile network Safaricom over the renewal of its operating license.
There have been a number of reports that the CCK had threatened to block the license renewal over the mobile network's quality of service, which was backed up by a government minister.
However, the CCK's Director General, Francis Wangusi has dismissed such reports and said that talks over the license renewal were proceeding amicably.
There is "no tension" between the two sides he added.
Safaircom disputed the reports into its network quality and called for independent studies to be carried out.
The mobile network is also said to be unhappy with the size of the license renewal fee, which has been set at USD27 million.