Zuku back on top reclaiming fixed internet spot from Safaricom

Fixed internet connections in Kenya crossed the 500,000 mark for the first time in the quarter ending 31 December 2019 boosted by growth of the major service providers.

Overall, the total number of customers of fixed internet connections rose by 10% from 454,840 in September 2019 to 500,888 as at December 2019.

ZUKU reclaimed top spot from Safaricom Home Fibre by adding 23,885 new subscribers to end the period with 175,433 connections. Meanwhile, Safaricom added 11,207 new subscriptions to bring their total to 165,810 connections.

This now means that Zuku has a 35 percent market share compared to Safaricom’s 33.1 percent. Jamii Telecommunication’s is third with 17.1 percent market share.

Source: Communications Authority

Safaricom had overtaken Zuku for the first time in Q1 2019 (period between July and September 2019).