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Kenya Has Faster Internet Than Australia? “Complete Rubbish” Says Australia Prime Minister

lol, Nairobi sio Kenya.
I was proud of the strides Kenya has made though during the election
period. That a significant number of polling stations in the country could
transmit results using 3G…that’s a milestone.

2017-10-09 16:27 GMT+03:00 Ngigi Waithaka via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>:

> Yep, Nairobi si Kenya 🙂
>
> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
>
>> True that.
>>
>> Again. The report wasn’t about Penetration but about speeds..So maybe the
>> report needs to substitute Kenya with Nairobi? 🙂
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> *Principal*
>>
>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>
>>
>>
>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>
>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>
>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>> organizations that I work with.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Ngigi Waithaka <ngigi@at.co.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Ali,
>>>
>>> 100 KMs from Nairobi, upcountry, in a relatively built up area, the
>>> speeds are horrendous….
>>>
>>> Was benchmarking this (www.kionjo.com) over the weekend and on both
>>> Safaricom & Airtel the load times for home page was 1-2 mins which is about
>>> 5KB/s considering an initial download is abt 300KBs
>>>
>>> Those Akamai figures I am not sure where they got them from but its
>>> definately not anything close across the country…
>>>
>>> Rgds
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> True that Barrack.
>>>>
>>>> The point though was not penetration rate but speed. This is something
>>>> (penetration rate) that needs addressing soonest.
>>>>
>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>>
>>>> *Principal*
>>>>
>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>
>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>
>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>>>
>>>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>>>
>>>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>>>
>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>>>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:27 PM, Barrack Otieno <
>>>> otieno.barrack@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Ali,
>>>>>
>>>>> This is not surprising , be that as it may, i hope we can get such
>>>>> glorification of our connectivity from our Counties since the quality of
>>>>> connectivity in most places beyond Nairobi is wanting.
>>>>>
>>>>> Best Regards
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Listers
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Interesting arguments going on around this subject. Apparently the
>>>>>> Australian Prime is miffed by the suggestion that we can have faster
>>>>>> Internet connections than Australia.. Surely that’s not possible!!!??? 🙂
>>>>>>
>>>>>> When *Bloomberg*
>>>>>> highlighted
>>>>>> that Kenya’s internet was ranked faster than Australia’s in the latest
>>>>>> Akamai’s State of Internet report, the Australian Prime Minister did not
>>>>>> take it lightly. To understand the backstory, Australia invested $38
>>>>>> Billion in a National Broadband Network (NBN) infrastructure that was meant
>>>>>> to “spearhead a digital revolution.” The situation on the ground is that
>>>>>> the project has been mismanaged by the government leading to costs overrun
>>>>>> and construction delays.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Read on:-
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Surely Kenya can’t have faster connectivity than Australia!!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Principal*
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>>>
>>>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are
>>>>>> purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>>>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>>>>
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