Nigeria Ranked 107th Globally In Mobile Internet Speed, 10th in Africa

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Nigeria ranked 107th in mobile Internet download speed as of February 2019, down two places from its 105th position in January, the latest data from the Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index showed.

The country’s ranking for fixed broadband speed also dropped by twenty-eight places; it occupied 106th position globally in January but now occupies the 134th position.

The report indicated that Nigeria’s average mobile Internet download speed in February was 12.76 megabits per second.

The index, which compares Internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis, stated that the global average for mobile Internet download speed for the 137 countries examined in February was 25.38 mbps while 9.99 mbps was the global average upload speed attained.

In the fixed broadband category, Nigeria’s average download speed rose from 10.03 mbps in January to 10.90 mbps in February.

The global average for fixed broadband download speed for the country was 10.90 mbps while it recorded 8.64 mbps for the upload speed.

Globally, Iceland clinched the top position in the mobile broadband category globally with an average download speed of 73.93 mbps while Norway came second with 70.29 mbps.

Singapore ranked highest for fixed broadband with a 197.04 mbps average download and 201.76 mbps upload speed.

About Ookla

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. As a result of the test volume across all Speedtest platforms, Ookla has the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility. Ookla transforms these billions of real-world tests into vital research tools.

The company’s flagship enterprise product, Speedtest Intelligence®, is used by ISPs, carriers, businesses, universities and government agencies alike who trust Ookla’s commitment to quality and neutrality.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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