Latest Ping Results Show Faiba Is The Best Fixed Broadband Provider For Gamers

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Internet performance details are here with us, having been put together by Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of internet access metrics.

The assessment is for the first quarter of 2022, which ended in March.

Fixed broadband


Right off the bat, Faiba emerged as the top fixed broadband provider in Q1 with a media download speed of 24.64 Mbps.

Here is how the rest of the competition faired:

ProviderMedian download speeds (Mbps)
Faiba24.64
AccessKenya8.70
Safaricom8.20
Telkom7.42
Unwired Comm. Ltd.5.83
Liquid Home5.68

Determining median latency/ping for top fixed broadband providers in Kenya during Q1 2022, Faiba had the lowest latency at 8 ms.

To note, ping is the reaction time of your connection, or how quickly your device gets a response after you’ve sent out a request. Fast ping or low latency means a more responsive connection, especially in applications where timing is everything (like video games). Latency is measured in milliseconds (ms).

Here is how the rest of the providers faired:

ProviderPing (ms)
Faiba8
Unwired10
Telkom14
Safaricom16
Liquid Home18
AccessKenya18

In terms if consistency, Faiba had the highest Consistency Score in Kenya during Q1 2022, with 49.8% of results showing at least a 25 Mbps minimum download speed and 3 Mbps minimum upload speed.

Consistency score is the metric used to identify fixed broadband or mobile networks that provide a consistent quality of service.


Here is how other providers ranked:

ProviderConsistency score (%)
Faiba49.8
Telkom20.4
AccessKenya17.7
Safaricom15.4
Liquid Home14.9
Unwired11.1

Lastly, Mombasa showed the fastest median download speed over fixed broadband among Kenya’s most populous cities during Q1 2022 at 13.97 Mbps.

CityMedian Down (Mbps)Median Up (Mbps)Median Ping (ms)
Mombasa13.9713.3917
Nairobi9.2610.9815
Eldoret9.039.2915
Nakuru7.777.8614
Kisumu7.558.2121

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Kenn Abuya is a friend of technology, with bias in enterprise and mobile tech. Share your thoughts, tips and hate mail at [email protected]

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