If you enjoy the beach and have the opportunity to work remotely, the coastal region has got you covered in more ways than one. Other than enjoying the beach and the sumptuous coastal delicacies, you will also have access to the fastest internet speed in Mombasa than at any other town in Kenya.
According to Kenya’s Mobile and Fixed Broadband Internet Speeds survey, by global network testing and data analytics firm Ookla, people in the coastal city enjoy an average mobile upload internet speed of 32.12 Megabits per second (Mbps) followed by Nairobi at 21.79 Mbps, Urban and peri-urban residents of Kisumu (21.02 Mbps), Nakuru (19.41Mbps) and Eldoret 13.72 Mbps respectively.
Mombasa also leads in mobile upload speeds at 17.13Mbps, followed by Nairobi at 13.27 Mbps, Nakuru at 12.65 Mbps, Eldoret at 10.11 Mbps and Kisumu at 8.95 Mbps.
Safaricom has been ranked as the fastest mobile internet provider in Kenya at 27.54Mbps, followed by Airtel at 17.48 Mbps, Faiba at 14.38 Mbps and Telkom 8.17 Mbps.
According to the Speedtest survey, Kenya ranked 102nd in the world for mobile speeds and 128th for fixed broadband speeds during June 2021. The average download speed in Kenya is 22.37 Mbps while the upload speed is 13.27 Mbps with a latency of 37ms, which is significantly low compared to the global average download speed of 55.34 Mbps for mobile users and 106.61 Mbps for fixed internet consumers.
“For home or fixed internet users, the average speed is 23.51 Mbps when downloading content, 20.16 Mbps when uploading, with a delay of 33ms signaling a better internet experience than mobile users.”
The study was conducted in April, May and June 2021.