Safaricom had the fastest Speed Score among mobile providers in Kenya during Q1 2021 at 29.80 as well as the top mobile Consistency Score (86.3%) and highest 4G Availability (88.1%) a report has concluded.
The report by Ookla’s dubbed “Q1 Market Report on the state of Kenya’s mobile and fixed networks” ranked Mombasa the fastest in mean mobile download speed at 27.79 Mbps followed by Nairobi at 24.60 Mbps, Nakuru at 21.60 Mbps, and Kisumu and Eldoret at 19.64 and 19.26 Mbps respectively.
Fastest mobile operator among top providers in Kenya in Q1 2021
Calculating the mean latency for top mobile providers in Kenya during Q1 2021, the report concluded that Faiba had the lowest latency at 31 ms followed by Airtel with 32 ms, Telkom with 35 ms, and Safaricom lagging in last at 36 ms.
In terms of the consistency of each operator’s performance, the report puts Safaricom at the helm of the Consistency Score with 86.3% of results showing at least a 5 Mbps minimum download speed and 1 Mbps minimum upload speed.
In terms of 4G LTE availability, Safaricom was the best in Kenya during Q1 2021 at 88.1% with Airtel making runners up with 78.6%.
An analysis of performance on some of the fastest phones in Kenya demonstrated the iPhone Xs Max showed the fastest mean download speed during Q1 2021 with 38.39 Mbps.
Fixed Broadband Report
Faiba had the fastest fixed broadband Speed Score at 22.70 and the best Consistency Score in Kenya during Q1 2021, with 44.0% of results showing at least a 25 Mbps minimum download speed and 3 Mbps minimum upload speed.
Unwired Communications Limited came first in having the lowest latency at 17 ms, this is after calculating the mean latency for top fixed broadband providers in Kenya during Q1 2021.
Nairobi showed the fastest mean download speed over fixed broadband among Kenya’s most populous cities during Q1 2021 at 22.65 Mbps.