Who owns Internet in Kenya?

Type Private Subsidiary
Founder Jonathan Somen David Somen
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people Richard Hechle Group CEO
Products Internet services, Converged Communications and IT Services

Who controls Internet in Kenya?

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya.

What network is used in Kenya?

Market share

Rank Name of Operator Millions of Customers
1 Safaricom 29.7
2 Airtel Kenya 9.7
3 Telkom Kenya 3.8
4 Finserve 1.9

Is Internet available in Kenya?


Kenya is the economic and transport hub of East Africa. Internet use in Kenya is relatively high by regional standards, and submarine cables have boosted Kenya’s global connectivity.

Who is Mercy Wanjau?

Mrs. Mercy Wanjau is the Acting Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) having been appointed on 22nd August 2019. Prior to her appointment, she was the Director, Legal Services, at the Authority.

Why is Internet so expensive in Africa?

As a consequence of the scarce overall bandwidth provided by cable connections, a large section of Internet traffic in Africa goes through expensive satellite links. In general, thus, the cost of Internet access (and even more so broadband access) is unaffordable by most of the population.

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Are there 5G towers in Kenya?

African carrier Safaricom activated its 5G network in Kenya, the telco said in a release. The new 5G infrastructure, which was launched in the cities of Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega, is expected to be expanded to 150 sites across nine towns over next twelve months.

Is LTE available in Kenya?

In Kenya, all the network operators run FDD-LTE. Beyond being FDD-LTE or TDD-LTE, a network uses specific frequencies and bands which vary across the network operators.

How much does internet cost in Kenya?

List of all internet access services registered in our base

Name Download Price USD
Monthly Data Bundles 4.8 Mbit/s $2,42 to 28,99
Afrikanet Online Sari 4 Mbit/s $200
ADSL Orange Kenya 0.25-2 Mbit/s $28,50 to 95
C-Band Packages 0.5-2 Mbit/s $120 to 4 800

What is the cheapest WiFi?

Compare the Best Cheapest Internet Service Providers of 2021

Company Monthly Cost Download Speed (Mbps)
Mediacom Internet » 3.7 out of 5 $29.99 and Up 60 Mbps – 1000 Mbps
Frontier Internet » 3.7 out of 5 $34.99 and Up Up to 940 Mbps
AT&T Internet » 4.1 out of 5 $35 and Up 0.8 Mbps – 940 Mbps

Is Kenya’s internet good?

Kenya has faster mobile internet speeds than US, according to a report from content delivery network Akamai. At 13.7 megabits per second, Kenya’s average data connection speed is the world’s 14th fastest. It is also double the speed of the global average data connection speed.

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