CommunicationAuthority of Kenya has announced the release of a new mobile number prefix 01xxthat will be used in addition to the existing 07xx.
Confirmingthe new prefix was Communication of Kenya Director General Francis Wangusi whosaid the existing prefix has been exhausted.
In addition to that, demand has also increased attributed by the rising demand of SIM cards, mobile date and machine to machine communication among other emerging technologies.
Mr. Wangusihowever clarified that the new mobile number prefix has no cost to the consumerbut instead it will encourage more innovation and investment in the sector.
Currentlythe mobile number prefix 030xx has been reserved for machine to machinecommunication in Kenya.