Africa has perhaps become the poster-child for buzzwords like a mobile-first economy, with Kenya being among the most outstanding examples.
Well, a report released by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) – Sector Statistics Report for Q3 of 2016/17 – reinforces the notion that the country is a mobile first (just slightly shy of a mobile only) economy.
While the reports documents increased access to the internet on all fronts, it also reveals that 99% of users are browsing on mobile devices. All thanks to the proliferation of affordable smartphones, and the dropping cost of mobile data as the telecoms try to wage price wars against one another.
In a nutshell, below is a summary of the Sector Statistics Report for Q3 of 2016/17 report:
Ø From Q2 to Q3, the number of internet users grew to 40.5 million, up from 39.6 million.
Ø Terrestrial wireless internet connection subscription grew by 21.5% to 36,104, up from 29,724. While satellite internet connection subscription grew by 6.5% to 622, up from 584.
Ø Fibre optic connection grew by 22.4% to a net subscription of 48,040.
Ø Fixed modem subscriptions grew to 95,976 up from …read more