Zain Kenya lowers Internet charges by 25%
In the news today, Zain, Kenya’s second largest mobile network has lowered its internet charges by approximately 25%. The move is expected to increase the number of subscribers that Zain has to-date by making internet access significantly more affordable, country-wide. It also means that Zain is responding to the recent announcements by Orange, Safaricom and YU who have all also dropped their internet charges over the last few months.
In order to sign-up for Zain’s internet service and data modem, subscribers will now only have to pay Kes. 2,995, down from Kes. 3,999.00. In addition, subscribers to the service will now only have to make a deposit of Kes. 5,000.00, down from Kes. 10,000.00. It would appear that like all its major competitors, Zain intends to become a major player in the Kenya’s fast growing internet market – especially when the SEACOM, TEAMS and EASSY high speed undersea cables go live this and next year.