Central Africa Republic, Eritrea Have the Poorest Internet Resilience in the Continent


New data from global nonprofit the Internet Society has revealed that Kenya’s Internet is ranked among the most resilient in Africa.

A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation.

According to the Internet Society’s Pulse Platform, Kenya achieved high marks in infrastructure, which will be essential for connecting underserved communities across Kenya and encouraging economic growth and innovation.

Kenya achieved an overall score of 48%, broken down into:

  • 56% in Performance (the ability of the network to provide end-users with seamless and reliable access to Internet services.)
  • 52% in Infrastructure (the existence and availability of physical infrastructure that provides Internet connectivity)
  • 43% in Security (the ability of the network to resist intentional or unintentional disruptions through the adoption of security technologies and best practices.)
  • 42% in Market Readiness (the ability of the market to self-regulate and provide affordable prices to end-users by maintaining a diverse and competitive market)

 However, it is behind other nations as shown in the ranking below:

  • South Africa – 69%
  • Mauritius – 66%
  • Seychelles – 58%
  • Morocco – 57%
  • Tunisia – 54%
  • Botswana – 51%
  • Namibia – 50%
  • Rwanda – 49%
  • Kenya, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Egypt, and Zimbabwe – 48%

Central Africa Republic and Eritrea close the list at 26% and 24%, respectively.

Back in 2020, the Regional Internet Registry for the African AFRINIC signed a partnership with Internet Society that sought to work on various projects, including g Internet measurements, routing security, and infrastructure and community development. 

The partnership agreement formalized and extended a relationship that had already expanded Internet access across Africa through community networks, while promoting open Internet standards, and building Internet Exchange Points, and more. 

You find out more details about the Africa ranking here.