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Safaricom internet speeds the fastest: Ookla

Ookla says Safaricom is the telecommunications service provider with the fastest internet speeds in Kenya/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – Safaricom has been named the fastest mobile network in the six months between April and September 2017 by speed test website Ookla.

In its report, Ookla says Safaricom achieved a speed score of 19.80 providing faster average speeds to their users.

This was faster than the other major providers in Kenya who scored average download speeds of 21.25 Mbps and average upload speeds of 9.67 Mbps on LTE-capable devices.

Orange came in second with a speed score of 15.12 followed by Airtel with a speed score of 8.62.

“The speed test awards for top internet connectivity providers  are determined using a speed score that incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance,” it reads.

As far as methodology is concerned, Ookla says it uses results from modern devices to aid in the analysis of a mobile user’s average speeds.

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