Mobile broadband speed shock for South Africa

Akamai has released its Q2 2016 State of the Internet report, which shows that South Africa has rapidly dropped down the African mobile broadband speed rankings.

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

According to the report, Egypt has the highest average mobile connection speed at 6.7Mbps – followed by Morocco on 5.5Mbps and Kenya on 5.2Mbps.

South Africa achieved an average of 4.9Mbps.

When it comes to average peak mobile connection speeds – representing the average of the maximum measured connection speeds – Namibia topped the list with 38.3Mbps.

The table below shows the average and average peak connection speeds (IPv4) for mobile connections in Africa.

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Mobile broadband speed shock for South Africa