As a Kenyan mobile user, a long time sufferer under Saf’s “tyranny”, who’s had to own numerous SIM cards that have eventually been thrown away, but always painfully having no choice but to keep that one high maintenance SIM card; I have to side with JTL on this one. Maybe this is the kinda move that will make the bigwigs come out of their comfort zones. I mean, dominant Safaricom (sounding like Trump saying ‘Crooked Hillary’, not that i like him though) with their large figures is just too comfortable. Airtel on the other hand just seems a bit insecure, while Telkom, well, still rather fresh from getting a new sponsor it’s kinda too early to tell if they can actually deliver
Who knows maybe moving forward the industry will be more vibrant now that a fully owned Kenyan company is seeking to disrupt the Mobile Telecoms space. Maybe we’ll get to see new partnerships, like the one Airtel and Liquid Telecom made a while back., or even mergers.
All in all I feel good about ourTelecoms space and how our regulator is working to ensure that all said and done it’s we the consumers that get to benefit. But JTL better get it right, if they mess this up sisi kwisha