Kenya’s internet charges ranked

Men at work laying internet cable (PHOTO: FILE)
NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya is the cheapest country in East Africa for mobile data users, a new report shows.

According to internet data research firm Cable, Kenya is also among the top 10 on the list of countries in Africa with the most affordable mobile data.

However, Kenya leads the pack on the East African front with 1 Gigabyte (GB) going at an average of Sh275. Ethiopia comes second with the same amount of data being sold at Sh290.

Further, Djibouti is the most expensive country for mobile data users in East Africa with 1 GB going at Sh3700.

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Tanzania ranks second with the same amount of data averaging Sh590. In addition, the survey found that Kenya ranks tenth in Africa in terms of mobile data affordability.

However, according to "Worldwide mobile data pricing: The cost of 1GB of mobile data in 230 countries", Sudan takes the lead in that space followed by DR Congo with 1 GB being sold at Sh68 and Sh88 respectively.

At the same time, Zimbabwe is the most expensive country in Africa with 1 GB going at Sh7500 followed by Saint Helena with 1 GB selling at Sh5500.

“In Africa, countries in the southernmost part of the continent pay the most for 1 GB of data. Zimbabwe pays the highest price both in Africa and in the world at $75.20,” notes the report.

Moreover, Djibouti comes third at the same price followed by Seychelles with 1 GB going at Sh1900.

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However, globally, India is the cheapest country for mobile data users with Sh26 per GB followed by Kazakhstan at Sh49.

For the same reason, Zimbabwe, Saint Helena as well as Djibouti have emerged as the most expensive countries globally for mobile data users.

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