Nigeria is conspicuously absent on the list of Africa’s top 10 country rating of internet speed. This is inspite of the country having more internet enabled businesses and techies in the continent. This comes as Africa gears up towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the role of Internet of Things (IoT) towards achieving this aim cannot be over emphasized, thus the need for improvement in ICT infrastructure across board, to this end, internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla last month released its global market analysis, ranking all countries in terms of fastest mobile and fixed broadband internet speeds.

Countries are ranked based on their Speed Score, which incorporates a measure of each country’s total download and upload speed to rank network performance (90% of the final Speed Score is attributed to download speed and the remaining 10% to upload speed because online experiences are typically more affected by download speed).

Ookla places the most emphasis on the median speeds as those represent what most mobile internet customers will experience on a day-to-day basis.

Here at the top 10 African countries ranked by fixed broadband internet speeds:

Burkina Faso – Global Rank: 121

Avg. Download Speed: 25.45 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 9.78 Mbps

Latency: 78 ms

Burkina Faso’s top ISPs include Orange Burkina Faso, Onatel Burkina Faso and Virtual Technologies & Solutions.

Western Sahara – Global Rank: 115

Avg. Download Speed: 27.00 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 16.63 Mbps

Latency: 47 ms

Western Sahara is currently a disputed territory in the far northwest of Africa. About 20% of its territory is claimed by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, while the remaining 80% is administered by Morocco.

The region relies mostly on Moroccan ISPs for internet access.

Morocco – Global Rank: 113

Avg. Download Speed: 27.52 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 15.04 Mbps

Latency: 35 ms

Morocco’s top ISPs are Itissalat, MediTelecom and Maroc Telecom.

Seychelles – Global Rank: 109

Avg. Download Speed: 29.52 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 28.35 Mbps

Latency: 19 ms

Seychelles’ top ISPs include Amarutu Technology Ltd, Asintelvision, and Cable and Wireless Limited.

Côte d’Iviore – Global Rank: 104

Avg. Download Speed: 32.47 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 8.77 Mbps

Latency: 43 ms

Also known as the Ivory Coast, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire’s main ISPs include MTN Cote d’Ivoire, Orange Cote d’Ivoire and GVA.

Senegal – Global Rank: 103

Avg. Download Speed: 34.65 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 10.32 Mbps

Latency: 43 ms

The Republic of Senegal’s top ISPs include Arc and Orange Senegal.

Egypt – Global Rank: 92

Avg. Download Speed: 41.45 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 7.90 Mbps

Latency: 29 ms

Egypt’s top ISPs include Telecom Egypt, Etisalat and Mobinil.

Madagascar – Global Rank: 88

Avg. Download Speed: 44.65 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 48.52 Mbps

Latency: 21 ms

The Republic of Madagascar’s top ISPs include Blueline, DTS, Netclub and Orange Madagascar.

South Africa – Global Rank: 82

Avg. Download Speed: 50.45 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 37.35 Mbps

Latency: 21 ms

The Republic of South Africa’s top ISPs include MTN, Telkom, Vodacom and Cell C.

Ghana – Global Rank: 78

Avg. Download Speed: 52.52 Mbps

Avg. Upload Speed: 35.64 Mbps

Latency: 35 ms

The Republic of Ghana’s top ISPs include Vodafone Ghana, Airtel Ghana and SCANCOM Ghana.

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