Kenya has emerged third in Africa in terms of digital life quality, beating other top African countries according to cyber security company Surfshark.
Digital Quality of Life Index Study 2023 which was conducted on digital well-being in 121 countries which constitute 92 per cent of the global population ranks Kenya 76th globally.
In Africa, only South Africa and Morocco beat Kenya, ranking at positions 72 and 75 globally respectively.
In determining digital well-being, the study used; electronic infrastructure, internet quality, and internet affordability as the key metrics.
Other factors that were taken into consideration were electronic security and electronic government.
In the East African region, neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania ranked at positions 107 and 113 respectively.
Kenya beat other African economic powerhouses including; Egypt (87), Nigeria (88) and Ghana (96).
In terms of electronic infrastructure, Kenya was ranked 68th and 65th in electronic security.
While Kenya has made strides in electronic infrastructure and security, it still lags behind in internet affordability and quality.
In terms of affordability, Kenya was ranked 97 globally, and 92 in quality.
According to Statista, the median download speed of cellular mobile internet connections in Kenya stood at 13.19 megabits per second (Mbps) from 2021.
In 2023, the largest internet service provider provided a top speed of 23 Mbps but the national average remained 13 Mbps.
In total, 25 countries in Africa were considered for the study.