Kenya lost 337 domains between January-March

Written By: O'Brian Kimani

Communications Authority of Kenya CA
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)

The number of locally registered domains has declined by 0.36 percent between January and March blamed on Coronavirus.

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Latest statistics from the Communications Authority shows that registered business domains dropped by 337 in what the authority attributes to slow business.

Active mobile subscriptions in the country also rose to 55.2 million translating to a penetration rate of 116 percent.

It has been a tough business operating environment for many businesses in the country as the impact of Coronavirus takes toll on the Kenyan economy.

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Though Kenya reported its first case of Coronavirus in March, the country has been feeling the impact since December last year when the pandemic was battering the Chinese economy.

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According to the Communications Authority, there has been a reduction in the number of registered domain, with the number of domain falling from 91,940 reported during the October to December 2019 quarter to 91,603 domains during the first three months of this year.

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During the third quarter ending March this year, the number of active registered mobile money subscriptions stood at 29.1 million while the number of active mobile money agents stood at 202,102.

Registered mobile money subscriptions stood at 29.1 million while the number of active mobile money agents stood at 202,102.

Outgoing mobile voice traffic increased by 2.3 percent during the quarter under review to post 15.3 billion from 14.9 billion minutes posted in the last quarter.

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The total broadband subscriptions increased by 0.9 percent during the period under review to record 22.3 million from 22.0 million subscriptions recorded during the previous period.

Mobile broadband subscriptions accounted for 97.6 percent of the total broadband subscriptions.

Courier traffic dropped as communication moved online, coupled with the end of busy festive season while the number of letters posted locally declined by 19.3 per cent to 8.5 million letters from 10.5 million letters posted in the previous quarter.


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