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International calls traffic from Kenya hit an eight-year low due to WhatsApp and Skype

International calls traffic from Kenya hit an eight-year low due to WhatsApp and Skype

Internet, Mobile
International mobile phone call traffic from Kenya shows a continued downward spiral, hit an eight-year low on increased use of Internet-based platforms like WhatsApp and Skype, fresh data shows. Official Economic Survey data shows that the traffic fell by 3.4 per cent in 2017 to 437.8 million minutes last year — the lowest since 2010. Internet-based platforms are gaining popularity as subscribers turn to affordable and quality options to the traditional mobile calls. “The total international traffic has been declining in the last three years partly due to availability of Over the Top (OTT) communication platforms that allow users to make free voice and video calls, following the removal of regulatory barriers,” the report says. OTT are platforms that rely on the internet to make c