South Africa should not boast about its mobile broadband speeds

Akamai has released its Q3 2016 State of the Internet report, which shows that South Africa’s average mobile broadband speed is slower than Morocco’s, Kenya’s, and Egypt’s.

Akamai’s 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, Morocco has the highest average mobile connection speed in Africa at 10.2Mbps, followed by Kenya on 9.5Mbps and Egypt on 8.0Mbps.

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

Q3 2016 Average Mobile Broadband Speeds
Country Average Speed (Mbps)
United Arab Emirates 13.3
Turkey 11.8
Qatar 10.5
Morocco 10.2
Kenya 9.5
Egypt 8.0
Kuwait 8.0
Iran 7.3
Israel 7.1
South Africa 5.0
Saudi Arabia 4.7
Namibia 3.5
Nigeria 3.1

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