- Mombasa is where you will experience the fastest internet on your smartphone in Kenya.
- That’s what a survey conducted by global network testing and data analytics company Ookla revealed through its Speedtest tool.
Mombasa is where you will experience the fastest internet on your smartphone in Kenya. That’s what a survey conducted by global network testing and data analytics company Ookla revealed through its Speedtest tool.
The study, Kenya’s Mobile and Fixed Broadband Internet Speeds, was conducted in April, May, and June and indicates that residents of the coastal city enjoy an average mobile download internet speed of 32.12 megabits per second (Mbps). , followed by Nairobi at 21.79 Mbps.
Urban and peri-urban residents of Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret download content from the Internet at speeds of 21.02 Mbps, 19.41 Mbps and 13.72 Mbps respectively.
Mombasa also leads mobile download speeds at 17.13 Mbps, followed by Nairobi at 13.27 Mbps, Nakuru at 12.65 Mbps, Eldoret at 10.11 Mbps and Kisumu at 8.95 Mbps.
In terms of latency – the delay in data transfer – Mombasa peaks at 35 milliseconds while Nairobi and Nakuru are tied at 37 ms. Eldoret follows at 41ms while Kisumu has the highest lag among major cities at 49ms.
Nationwide, Speedtest ranks Safaricom as the fastest mobile internet provider at 27.54 Mbps, followed by Airtel at 17.48 Mbps, Faiba at 14.38 Mbps while Telkom, which owns mobile internet. the most affordable in Kenya, offers a speed of 8.17 Mbps.
“By measuring the consistency of performance of each operator, we found that Safaricom had the highest consistency score in Kenya during the second quarter of 2021, with 84% of the results showing at least a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. and a minimum download speed of 1 Mbps. said the report.
However, after calculating the average latency of the country’s major mobile providers, Faiba reached 27ms, with Safaricom coming in third.
“Faiba is followed by Telkom at 33ms, Safaricom at 37ms and Airtel at 38ms.”
For mobile internet users, the study found that the average download speed in Kenya was 22.37 Mbps while the upload speed was 13.27 Mbps with a latency of 37 ms.
For home or fixed internet users, the average speed is 23.51 Mbps when downloading content, 20.16 Mbps when downloading, with a 33ms delay signaling a better internet experience than mobile users.
Faiba has the fastest fixed broadband provider among the major providers with a speed score of 23.19 Mbps, followed by Safaricom at 11.51 Mbps, Telkom at 9.03 Mbps, Unwired Communications Limited at 8.83 Mbps and Internet Solutions at 7.75 Mbps.
By measuring the consistency of performance of each fixed broadband provider, the survey found that Faiba had the highest consistency score with 43.9% of the results showing at least a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps and a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. minimum download speed of 3 Mbps.
However, Unwired Communications had the lowest latency at 18ms, followed by Faiba at 25ms, Telkom at 34ms, Safaricom at 35ms, and Internet Solutions at 49ms.
“Eldoret has the fastest fixed broadband download speed in Kenya at 23.68 Mbps and an upload speed of 21.30 Mbps. Nairobi fell three places to the fastest city in average fixed broadband download speed during the first quarter, ”the study said.
Eldoret is followed by Mombasa at 23.27 Mbps download speed, Nairobi at 20.71 Mbps, Kisumu at 18.07 Mbps and Nakuru at 13.27 Mbps.
While these speeds are optimal for a third world country, Kenya is still well below Ookla’s global average download speed of 55.34 Mbps for mobile users and 106.61 Mbps for mobile consumers. Fixed Internet.