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Kenya ranked best in e-infrastructure in Africa

Kenya has been ranked best in e-infrastructure in the continent. 

In a report released by Surfshark, Kenya took position 68 in e-infrastructure and secured the 76th slot in the overall digital quality of life worldwide. 

“In many nations, ‘digital quality of life’ has merged into the broader concept of overall ‘quality of life’. There’s no other way to look at it now that so many daily activities, including work, education, and leisure, are done online,” a statement released reads. 

In the overall category of internet quality, Kenya became 92nd, while 75th in e-government, making the country number three overall in digital quality. 

“Kenya lags behind South Africa (72nd) but surpasses Nigeria (88th). Overall, African countries lag behind in their digital quality of life,” the statement read. 

The survey was done in five pillars; internet quality, internet affordability, e-security, e-infrastructure, and e-government.

However, the report indicated that Kenya’s internet quality is 17 per cent  lower than the global average.

“Fixed internet averages 21 Mbps in Kenya, while the world’s fastest fixed internet is Singapore’s with 300 Mbps.”

Compared to South Africa, Kenya’s mobile internet is 44 per cent slower, while fixed broadband is 69 per cent slower.

Additionally, since 2022, mobile internet speed in Kenya has improved by 59 per cent, while fixed broadband speed has grown by 11 per cent. 

Source: STAR



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