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Kenya: Kenya’s International Bandwidth Reaches 1.142 Tbps, December 2018

 

Kenya’s international Internet bandwidth reached 1.142 Tbps in December 2018 according to latest statistics released by the Communications Authority (CA). This was an annual increase of 25% compared to 916.287 reported in December 2017 (see Kenya: Kenya’s International Bandwidth Reaches 916 Gbps, December 2017), and compares with 860.570 Gbps in 2016, 854.551 Gbps in 2015, 498.121 Gbps in 2014, and 365.413 Gbps in 2013 (source: CA/ CCK). The total figure of 1,142.32 Gbps in December 2018 was reported as the ‘international Internet used bandwidth’, compared with 4,605.57 Gbps of ‘international Internet available bandwidth’. Of the total used bandwidth of 1,142.32 Gbps in December 2018, 1,137.1 Gbps was provided by submarine cable and 5.22 Gbps was provided by satellite.

The amount of satellite capacity has increased dramatically from 270.3 Mbps in December 2016 to 5.22 Gbps by December 2018. Before the first submarine cable landing in Kenya entered into service in July 2009, 100% of Kenya’s international bandwidth was supplied by satellite. In June 2009, Kenya had reached 1.985 Gbps supplied entirely by satellite, but this dropped sharply to 770.6 Mbps in December 2009, 425 Mbps in March 2010, 384.1 Mbps in June 2010, 209.56 Mbps in December 2010, 108 Mbps in December 2011, and 83 Mbps in December 2013 (see also Kenya: Kenya’s Satellite Bandwidth Declines Further To 102 Mbps, September 2011). The amount of satellite bandwidth then increased slightly to 106 Mbps in 2014 and 270 Mbps in 2016, but then increased dramatically to 2.687 Gbps in September 2017 (see Kenya: Kenya’s Satellite Bandwidth Increases 465% To 2.487 Gbps, September 2017), 4.487 Gbps by December 2017, and with 5.22 Gbps in December 2018 Kenya has never used so much satellite bandwidth.

Source: Communications Authority (CA)

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