Akamai released its Q4 2011 State of the Internet report recently, revealing that South Africa’s average mobile connection speed is worse than most cellular operators globally.
According to the Akamai report – which is based on data gathered from the Akamai Internet Platform – a German mobile provider had the highest average connection speed at 5.2 Mbps.
South Africans were not so lucky. The country’s average mobile connection speed of 442kbps is slower than most operators globally.
South Africa was also one of only two countries listed in the report which had an average peak connection speed below 2 Mbps.
South Africa’s monthly mobile data usage was also far lower than international trends.
The following table provides an overview of how South Africa’s mobile broadband connectivity speeds compare to other African countries listed in the Akamai report.