Jamii Telecommunication Limited (JTL), a privately owned Kenyan telecommunication service which sells fixed internet through the Faiba brand, has raised its share of the market by 3.1 percentage points to 21.9 per cent.
Data from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows that Safaricom’s share fell by 2.4 percentage points to 34.3 per cent and Zuku’s by 1.7 percentage points to 27.9 per cent.
The trio dominates the fixed data market, controlling up to 85.1 per cent stake, with Poa Internet Kenya controlling 10.3 per cent, up from 8.9 per cent in June 2021.
In terms of subscribers, the CA data shows that Safaricom added 44,723 connections in the period, taking its total to 314,120, while Zuku added 38,606 to hit 255,906.
JTL’s additional 61,810 users saw its total rise to 200,079, with Poa boasting 94,699 users, up from 65,129 a year earlier. The uptake of fixed internet in the country has been growing since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, driven by a rise in people working from home during the pandemic.