Internet speeds across Africa are still far below the global minimum standard

Posted in: Digital Divide at 16/08/2017 20:27

It would take more than a day to download a high definition movie of 7.5 gigabytes in countries with the slowest internet speeds in the world. It turns out most of those countries are in Africa, data from a global broadband speed league shows.

The speed gaps between various countries remains very wide as the five fastest countries have download speeds which are around 40 times faster than the five slowest. Singapore ranks as the highest on the broadband speed league with 55.13 megabits per second (Mbps) while with war-torn Yemen props up the list with meager average speed of just 0.34 Mbps.

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