Kenya:Internet data consumption hits high between April and June

By Samuel Ouma

More Kenyans used the internet between April and June when the country was in a partial lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While releasing its fourth-quarter financial report for 2019/2020, the Communication Authority (CA) reported a 5.1 percent data usage growth during the period.

The demand for information online saw the increase of internet subscriptions jump from 39 million to 41 million.

“The number of data/Internet subscriptions continued to grow due to increased demand for access to information online, coupled with the transfer of more services to the digital space,” said CA.

The number of people who use videoconferencing services and online stream services also increased.

The access by learners to Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) e-learning content also hit a record him.

Safaricom mobile provides are the most beneficiary in the recent increase in the number of data usage as it registered a 68.7 percent increase.

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