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Key Insights From The Q1 2021 Internet Speedtest Global Index For Kenya.

The Speedtest Global Index compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis. Data for the Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month.

Internet measurements made with Speedtest occur at the times and in the places that are most relevant to the person taking the test. Each time a test is initiated, a snapshot of what the internet looks like in that place and time is recorded. When aggregated together, these individual experiences represent the typical internet performance for a given location. The latest Speedtest Global Index for Kenya in Q1 2021 presents some compelling insights, as follows:

Mobile Internet Speeds In Kenya (April 2021).

  • Kenya ranks 104 globally, a drop of 14 places since April 2020.
  • The average mobile internet download speed in Kenya is 20.98 Mbps.
  • The average mobile internet upload speed in Kenya is 12.64 Mbps.
  • The average latency for mobile internet speed is 40 milliseconds.

Fixed Internet Speeds In Kenya (April 2021).

  • Kenya ranks 140 globally, a drop of 15 places since April 2020.
  • The average fixed Internet download speed is 17.86 Mbps.
  • The average fixed Internet upload speed in Kenya is 16.86 Mbps.
  • The average latency for fixed internet speed in Kenya is 35 milliseconds.

The Fastest Mobile Internet Service Providers In Kenya.

In terms of the fastest mobile internet service providers in Kenya, the following is how they stack up:

  • Safaricom is the fastest mobile internet service provider in Kenya with a speed score of 29.80.
  • Airtel Kenya is the second-fastest mobile internet service provider in Kenya a speed score of 17.80.
  • Faiba is the third-fastest mobile internet service provider in Kenya with a speed score of 12.33.
  • Telkom Kenya is the fourth-fastest mobile internet service provider in Kenya with a speed score of 7.12.

Mobile Internet Speed Latencies In Kenya.

In terms of the latency experienced on the various mobile Internet service providers in Kenya, the following is how they look:

  • Faiba had the lowest mobile internet latency with an average of 31 milliseconds.
  • Airtel Kenya had the second lowest mobile internet latency with an average of 32 milliseconds.
  • Telkom Kenya had the third lowest mobile internet latency with an average of 35 milliseconds.
  • Safaricom had the fourth lowest mobile internet latency with an average of 36 milliseconds.

Mobile Internet Speed Consistency in Kenya.

In terms of the consistency of mobile internet speeds in Kenya across mobile internet service providers, the results showing at least a 5 Mbps minimum download speed and 1 Mbps minimum upload speed came up as follows:

  • Safaricom had a mobile internet speed consistency score of 86.3%.
  • Airtel Kenya had a mobile internet speed consistency score of 79.6%.
  • Faiba had a mobile internet speed consistency score of 60.5%.
  • Telkom Kenya had a mobile internet speed consistency score of 50.7%.

Internet Speeds in Kenya’s Cities & Towns.

In terms of Internet speeds by cities and towns in Kenya, the following is an indication of average upload speed, download speed and latencies:

  • Mombasa had the fastest average internet speeds in Kenya with download at 27.79 Mbps, upload at 16.28 Mbps, and a latency of 36 milliseconds
  • Nairobi had the second-fastest average internet speeds in Kenya with download at 24.60, upload at 13.50 Mbps, and a latency of 32 milliseconds
  • Nakuru had the third-fastest average internet speeds in Kenya with download at 21.60 Mbps, upload at 13.18l and a latency of 34 milliseconds
  • Kisumu had the fourth-fastest average internet speeds in Kenya with download at 19.64 Mbps, upload at 8.34, and a latency of 38 milliseconds
  • Eldoret had the fifth-fastest average internet speeds in Kenya with download at 19.26 Mbps, upload at 11.60 Mbps, and a latency of 39 milliseconds

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