The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya.

Established in 1999 by the Kenya Communications Act (KCA) No. 2 of 1998, CCK’s initial mandate was regulation of the telecommunications and postal/courier sub-sectors, and the management of the country’s radiofrequency spectrum.

In recognition of the rapid changes and developments in technology which have blurred the traditional distinctions between telecommunications, Information Technology (IT) and broadcasting, the Government in January 2009 enacted the Kenya Communications (Amendment) Act 2009.  This statute enhanced the regulatory scope and jurisdiction of CCK, and effectively transformed it to a converged regulator.

CCK is now responsible for facilitating the development of the information and communications sectors (including broadcasting, multimedia, telecommunications and postal services) and electronic commerce.

This responsibility entails:

  • Licensing all systems and services in the communications industry, including telecommunications, postal/courier and broadcasting.  
  • Managing the country’s frequency spectrum and numbering resources,
  • Facilitating the development of e-commerce.  
  • Type approving/accepting communications equipment meant for use in the country
  • Protecting consumer rights within the communications environment.
  • Managing competition in the sector to ensure a level playing ground for all players,
  • Regulating retail and wholesale tariffs for communications services.  
  • Managing the Universal Access Fund
  • Monitoring the activities of licensees to enforce compliance with the licence terms and conditions as well as the law.

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