Mobile broadband speeds: South Africa vs the world

Akamai has released its Q4 2015 State of the Internet report, which shows that South Africa’s average mobile data speeds are well below global standards.

Akamai’s State of the Internet report is based on data gathered from the company’s Intelligent Platform, and provides insight into global connectivity and Internet metrics.

According to the report, the United Kingdom had the fastest average mobile connection speed at 26.8Mbps, with Spain in second place at 14Mbps.

The average peak mobile connection speeds spanned a broad range – from 153.3Mbps in Australia to 7.4Mbps in Iran.

South Africa recorded an average mobile broadband speed of 3.9Mbps, and an average peak mobile connection speed of 30.2Mbps.

The tables below show how South Africa’s mobile Internet speeds compare to other countries.

Mobile speeds

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