Kenya Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Internet Packages Interactive Infographic
During this past weekend I attended the 2017 edition of the Kenya Homes Expo for a couple of hours and I noticed that both Safaricom and Zuku had stands there promoting their Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Internet packages.This was interesting given that the event basically targets anyone and everyone who is a stakeholder in the home real estate market and the Internet has indeed become one of the essentials in the urban Kenyan home – alongside utilities like water and electricity.
The big draw of FTTH Internet offerings is that they are fast, unlimited, and relatively(?) affordable compared to using mobile data bundles which can become quite expensive on a monthly basis. FTTH Internet is basically a no-brainer!
My main interest in doing this blog post is similar to one I did almost 9 years ago where I compared various home Internet packages in Kenya. Back then, wireless technologies like WIMAX were all the rage but this has since changed as the majority of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Kenya now use fiber – which is much faster and quite often more reliable Internet connectivity.
I wanted to aggregate all the different FTTH Internet packages in Kenya from all the major players, currently being Safaricom, Zuku, JTL’s Faiba and Liquid Telcom’s HAI to see how they all stack up it terms of pricing and bandwidth. However, the ideal scenario would be to run speed tests concurrently to see how each one performs as well. I did this a few years ago with Zuku and JTL’s Faiba as blogged here but have not had an opportunity (yet?) to take this further.
In presenting the aggregated FTTH Internet data across the ISPs, rather than using a table, I created the below interactive infographic which gives a dynamic representation of the rates and bandwidth packages on offer. The infographic does NOT say which one is better than the other as that can only be ascertained once you try them out? That being said, I hope you find it useful in that all the FTTH Internet pricing and bandwidth information is accurate as of this writing: