The latest Ookla Net Index statistics show that South Africa’s average Internet download speed is at 3.35Mbps – up from around 2.8Mbps in the beginning of 2012.
According to the Net Index website, which uses data from millions of recent test results from Speedtest.net, the global average download speed is 12.41Mbps – around 4 times the local speed.
When it comes to the average upload speed, South Africa’s 1.4Mbps is also far lower than the global average of 4.8Mbps.
Highest broadband speeds globally
Hong Kong is currently leading the broadband speed race with an average download speed of 42Mbps, followed by Japan with 37Mbps and Lithuania also on 37Mbps.
When it comes to upload speeds Andorra reigned supreme with 35Mbps, followed by Hong Kong on 28Mbps and South Korea also on 28Mbps.