Airtel Kenya pays CK Ksh.3.4 billion for a 10-year spectrum licence

Airtel Kenya pays CK Ksh.3.4 billion for a 10-year spectrum licence

Airtel Kenya entered a pact with the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) on Monday in respect of its operating and spectrum services.

The wireless carrier and mobile money operator obtained the regulator’s assent to replace its temporary licence with a 10-year frequency permit for 2×10 of spectrum in the 2100 MHz band.

The settlements regarding 2015-2025 operating and spectrum licence will see Airtel Kenya pay a total of $20 million in four instalments over the next three years.

In respect of the 2×10 MHz licence, 2022-2032, Airtel Kenya  agreed to a ten-year licence for $10m.”

Both permits, summing up to $30 million, will pave the way for the telco to leverage more opportunities in Kenya.

Airtel Kenya grew revenues by 20.8 percent compound annual growth rate between full year 2018 and full year 2021.

Last year, Airtel Africa Nigerian unit lost in the bidding round during which 5G spectrum licences were awarded to rivals MTN Nigeria and little-known Mafab Communications Limited.

Airtel Africa has its footprints in 14 countries on the continent.

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