The 15 Countries in Africa With The Fastest Internet Speeds

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South Africa has the fastest mobile Internet download speed as of February 2019, the latest data from the Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index showed.

The 15 Countries in Africa With the Fastest Internet Speeds

The Ookla’s Speedtest 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 January/February was 25.38 mbps while 9.99 mbps was the global average upload speed attained.

South Africa’s ranking for mobile internet download speed rose four places to occupy the 55th position globally (making it the top in Africa); the country occupied the 51st position globally in December/January but now occupies the 55th position.

Tunisia clinched the second position in the mobile broadband category in Africa with an average download speed of 70.29 mbps and an upload speed of 10.90 Mbps. Morocco, Angola and Côte d’Ivoire completes the top 5.

The giant of Africa, Nigeria was ranked 107th Globally in mobile Internet download speed, down two places from its 105th position in January. Which ultimately means the country has the 10th fastest mobile internet speed in Africa.

Below are Top 15 Countries in Africa With the Fastest Internet Speeds

World Rank – Country

55. South Africa

Megabits per seconds – 28.09 Mbps
Upload speed – 8.91 Mbps

65. Tunisia

Megabits per seconds – 23.86 Mbps
Upload Speed – 10.90 Mbps

75. Morocco

Megabits per seconds – 21.58 Mbps
Upload speed – 10.38 Mbps

77. Angola

Megabits per seconds – 20.79 Mbps
Upload speed – 9.09 Mbps

90. Côte d’Ivoire

Megabits per seconds – 17.66 Mbps
Upload speed – 8.73 Mbps

92. Egypt

Megabits per seconds – 17.24 Mbps
Upload speed – 8.50 Mbps

97. Kenya

Megabits per seconds – 15.59 Mbps
Upload speed – 8.51 Mbps

104. Mauritius

Megabits per seconds – 14.20 Mbps
Upload speed – 7.35 Mbps

105. Senegal

Megabits per seconds – 14.04 Mbps
Upload speed – 5.83 Mbps

107. Nigeria

Megabits per seconds – 12.76 Mbps
Upload speed – 5.75 Mbps

108. Cameroon

Megabits per seconds – 12.63 Mbps
Upload speed – 7.23 Mbps

109. Namibia

Megabits per seconds – 12.60 Mbps
Upload speed – 8.61 Mbps

110. Ethiopia

Megabits per seconds – 12.60 Mbps
Upload speed – 5.79 Mbps

114. Sudan

Megabits per seconds – 10.75Mbps
Upload speed – 7.17 Mbps

116. Tanzania

Megabits per seconds – 10.61 Mbps
Upload speed – 5.45 Mbps

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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