South African broadband speeds: 2007 to 2016

Akamai has released its Q2 2016 State of the Internet report, which shows that South Africa’s average and peak broadband speeds have increased steadily over the last few years.

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

In Q2 2016, South Africa recorded an average broadband speed of 5.6Mbps – slightly lower than the global average of 6.1Mbps.

South Africa’s average peak broadband speed of 30Mbps – representing the average of the maximum measured connection speeds across all unique IP addresses – was slower than the global average of 36Mbps.

The graphs below show the growth in South Africa’s average and peak broadband speeds over the last nine years.

Average Connection Speed

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Average Peak Connection Speed

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South African broadband speeds: 2007 to 2016