SA’s mobile broadband speeds: strong global performance

Information from Cisco Systems lists the top 20 countries in the world related to mobile broadband speed

By - May 2, 2013
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Cisco Systems recently compiled rankings for Bloomberg listing the 20 countries with the highest average mobile broadband speeds. South Africa was ranked at number 12 with an average speed of 0.674Mbps.

Cisco Systems further forecast each nation’s data speed and ranking for 2017, and here South Africa is expected to have an average mobile broadband speed of 6.307Mbps.

South Africa is expected to jump to number 10 in the global mobile broadband speed rankings by 2017.

The following table provides an overview of the Cisco Systems list of countries with fastest mobile data speeds.

Countries With Fastest Mobile Data Speeds
Rank Country Projected average speed in 2017 Average speed
1 Canada 14.585Mbps 4.529Mbps
2 United States 14.383Mbps 2.469Mbps
3 Australia 8.033Mbps 2.384Mbps
4 Japan 10.67Mbps 2.074Mbps
5 South Korea 17.334Mbps 1.962Mbps
6 Spain 6.712Mbps 1.899Mbps
7 United Kingdom 7.77Mbps 1.607Mbps
8 Italy 6.369Mbps 1.513Mbps
9 New Zealand 6.068Mbps 1.411Mbps
10 Germany 8.074Mbps 1.398Mbps
11 France 5.978Mbps 1.313Mbps
12 South Africa 6.307Mbps 0.674Mbps
13 Chile 3.296Mbps 0.368Mbps
14 China 3.008Mbps 0.29Mbps
15 Brazil 1.696Mbps 0.226Mbps
16 Mexico 2.997Mbps 0.226Mbps
17 Argentina 1.651Mbps 0.154Mbps
18 Russia 2.546Mbps 0.153Mbps
19 Indonesia 1.51Mbps 0.115Mbps
20 India 2.462Mbps 0.099Mbps

It should be noted that the Bloomberg article did not list the methodology used to calculate the average mobile broadband speed.

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