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Top Telecommunication Companies in Kenya.

Top Telecommunications Service providers in Kenya 2021
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 A Telecommunication company is a service provider registered and licensed Telecom provider that can provide one, some or all of the many Telecommunications services including mobile network services or mobile telephony, fixed telephony, data and broadband services, fixed internet services, network infrastructure, carrier and wholesaler services, Internet backbone services and so much more. Some Telecommunications service providers also provide IT services which include Cloud services, Cyber security, website building and domain registration, big data & analytics, Internet of things(IoT), AI and so much more.

All Telecommunications service providers in Kenya are licensed by the Communications Authority Of Kenya (CA) and must have one or more licensed depending on the nature of their services. Some will also require special licensing.

In Kenya mobile network operators also provide mobile money transfer Services including Safaricom's M-Pesa, Airtel money and Telkom T-kash.

The majorly known Telecommunications service providers are those that provide mobile network services including Safaricom, Airtel Kenya, Telkmo Kenya and Faiba mobile.

There are also that provide Fixed internet services including Zuku, JTL, Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom, POA! Internet, fhlfiber and so many more.

Some like liquid Telecom provide a range of telecommunications as well as IT services including fixed internet and other  Internet solutions including IP transit, Cloud connection, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Metro access circuit, Private Leased Line, Ethernet services among other services.

Safaricom PLC.

Safaricom PLC is Kenya's leading Telecommunications provider and East Africa's most profitable company. Acording to the First Quarter 2020/2021 sector statistics released by the Communications Authority Of Kenya, Safaricom had a total of 38,144,413 subscribers as at September 2020, a market share of 63.7% followed by Airtel Kenya at a distance with 27.2 % and Telkom Kenya had a 6.3% market share.

Safaricom provides a number of Telecom and IT services and solutions including mobile telephony, internet broadband services, fixed internet, fixed telephony, cloud services as well as mobile money transfer Services among others.

It is widely known for it's revolutionary mobile money transfer service M-Pesa which also has a number of products and services which have greatly shaped the way Kenyans do business and improved Kenya's Economy.

Airtel Kenya.

Airtel Kenya is the second largest Telecommunications provider in the country with a big margin between it and the leader Safaricom. It also provides almost the same services as Safaricom, and is known for it's highly affordable internet and calling rates.

Many of it's subscribers and critics complain about it's poor Network coverage in the country, something that could be largely attributed to it's low customer base.

Telkom Kenya.

Telkom Kenya has a long history dating back to the colonial era when it was part of the then Kenya Postal and Telecommunications Company(KPTC) which was initially part of East Africa Posts and Telecommunications Company.

KPTC was the sole provider of postal and telecommunications services until 1998

in the country.
With it's advantage of vast infrastructure and it's strategic investments in the submarine fibre network, Telkom Kenya provides various Government institutions, businesses and buildings with high speed data connectivity.
It also providers individuals with various voice and data services and products through Telkom Kenya.

Jamii Telecommunications Limited (JTL).

JTL is a privately owned Kenyan company with presence in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia and London.

It offers a number of services including Data carrier services, Satellite Backbone services, Internet Backbone services, International Gateway services, Broadband VSAT services, Signal Distribution and Broadband wireless services.

JTL is also the owner of Faiba Mobile, a 4G only mobile operator in Kenya licensed to carry out it's services using the 700 MHz spectrum commonly known as band 28. Faiba Mobile is known for it's highly affordable data bundles and free on-net calls but the challenges I'd that one must have a 4G phone that is also band 28 compatible. 


Equitel is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO owned by Conserve Africa Limited, a subsidiary of Equity Bank.E

Unlike Host Mobile Network Operator (HMNO) that are licensed to own spectrum rights as well as infrastructure, a Virtual Network Operator MVNO uses the spectrum and infrastructure of an existing service provider.

Equitel is only available to Equity Bank customers, and uses the Airtel Kenya infrastructure to serve it's subscribers. It allows it's users quick access to their Equity bank accounts as well as carry out other services including making calls, sending SMS as well as browsing just like in any other mobile network operator.

CommCarrier Satellite Services.

Established in 1995, CommCare is a fully licensed regional VNO telecommunications operator headquartered in Nairobi Kenya.

It carries out it's services based on VSAT technology via ka, ku and c bands, and was the first to launch VSAT technology in the country.


Comm Carrier Satellite Services,
P.O. Box 41093-00100
Longonot Place 8th Floor,
Kijabe Street,
Nairobi Kenya.
Tel: +254(020)312712.
Mobile: +254722204567.

Fireside Group.
This is another robust engineer company that offers services in telecoms Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering.
It's telcom services include Fiber Installation, repair support and maintenance, BTS set up and maintenance, microwave backhaul, GSM optimization, maintenance services, Data center services, Access control installations, structured cabling-LAN, WAN, CCTV security solutions and Wifi solutions.
HQ Fireside Group Complex Lower Kabete
Branch: Woodvale place, Ground
Floor, Westlands
Tel: 0709437000/0790245025.

Elris Communications Service Limited.
Established in 2004, Elris Communications services LTD provides a number of critical services in the IT and Telecommunications space. It's key services include Telecoms, IT and professional services.
In telecoms, Elris provides Telecom operations services, site acquisition, Environmental impact assessment, Mobile access networks (backbone & microwave), Network roll-out, network surveys, planning and design, network building and intergration, testing and acceleration, Network Management services, network optimization and so much more.
Tel: 0710852808/0728888431.

Baran Telecom Networks.
Baran is one of the leading Telecom and software solutions company providing innovative digital solutions through intergrated emerging solutions like digital platforms, big data ,IoT, AI and SDx.
It's key services include Asset management and telematics, radio and Telecommunication, smart meters and structured cabling systems.
Tel: 0702482530.

Liquid Telecom.
Liquid Telecom is a leading internet Solutions provider in Africa and beyond, Offering a number of unrivalled Internet solutions including IP transit, Cloud connection, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Metro access circuit, Private Leased Line, Ethernet services among other services.
It prides itself of having build the largest independent fibre network of 73,000 Km and having data centers in Johannesburg, Capetown and Nairobi, with plans to launch more data centers across Africa.
LiQuid Telecom is also one of the top Home internet providers in the country.

Broadband Communication Networks Ltd.
This is another telecoms service provider that provides high end communication solutions to network operators, fixed network operators, regulators, internet service providers (ISPs), Governments and large business organizations across Africa.
It's services include Telecommunication network installation and commissioning services, network managed services and network solutions.
Kalson Towers, 2nd Floor Crecent Lane,
Tel: +254-20-3746897/+254-20-3746669.
Mobile: +254-734026409
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