Internet access is now an essential tool for the major development of a country’s economy. Aspects such as access to healthcare, electricity, drinking water, now access to the internet attracts more visitors and investors to the country. We are going to see the countries in Africa where the Internet is the fastest.
Based on WorldWide Broadband Speed League 2022 data on country speed or throughput, Africa is low in connectivity throughput to the world.
Nevertheless, nations such as Madagascar, the Reunion Islands or South Africa make a difference by their connection speed. So here are the 10 countries in Africa where the Internet is the fastest
The country is located off the southeast coast of the African continent. With a total population estimated at nearly 27 million. the island has the best internet connectivity speed in Africa.
Surprising but true, we can reach on average up to 18 megabits per second (18 Mbps). Being first in Africa, Madagascar is 77th in the world ranking. Being far behind Liechtenstein with a connection speed of almost 230 megabits per second which grabs the first position in the world.
Namely that the country has taken a step back comparing itself to the 24 megabits recorded in 2019. The country is launching a challenge to go up even more.
2. South Africa
A huge step forward, South Africa doubled the speed of its internet connection in 2022. The speed which was less than 7 megabits per second is now at almost 14 megabits per second.
The country is 97th globally in internet connection speed. It occupies the second position in the ranking according to WorldWide BroadBand speed league of the 10 African countries where the Internet is the fastest.
The East African country, Kenya, which previously had a download speed of 10 megabits per second is now downgraded to 8 megabits per second.
On the African continent, the country occupies the third position and on the world level, the country is also 122nd. In 2019, the country had a huge lead in internet speed.
Absent from the previous lists of the 10 African countries where the Internet is the fastest, Lesotho emerges and world up to the fourth position of the classification.
With a download speed that can go up to 8 megabits per second.
This small country of only 30,335 square kilometers bordered altogether by South Africa, is 125th in the world just behind Kenya.
Going from a speed of 2 megabits, Mauritania went with a big surprise to almost 7 megabits per second in 2022.
The country has tripled its performance in download speed and gained a lot of space in our rankings in the space of just one year.
A magnificent performance which gives it the fifth position among the 10 countries in Africa where the Internet is the fastest. Mauritania is 126th globally.
Zimbabwe is a country in Southern Africa. The Zimbabwean population has access to a download speed that can go up to 7 megabits per second against 3 megabits per second in previous years.
A magnificent performance which gives it the privilege of being in sixth position among the 10 African countries where the Internet is the fastest. Zimbabwe is 130th globally.
Liberia jumped surprisingly from 19th position to 7th out of the 10 fastest internet countries in Africa.
With a previously start of nearly 1 megabits per second, the country is now at nearly 6 megabits per second.
However, its rise in speed gives it the privilege of being in 7th position among the 10 African countries where the Internet is the fastest. He is also 131st in the world.
8. Cape Verde
A huge rise because in previous years, the country was not even counted among the 46 countries with the best connection speed in Africa.
Cape Verde came as a surprise and entered the 8th place of the 10 best.
Just with a connection speed that can be around 6 megabits per second, it ranks 133rd globally in internet speed.
The developing country, the average internet connection speed in Morocco is 6 megabits per second, an increase of 2 compared to previous years.
The country is in 9th position despite its progress. He lost 5 ranks in the Top 10 and especially on the world level.
But Morocco, nevertheless remains the country with a good connection speed throughout North Africa. He is also 134th globally.
In previous years, Senegal had an average data download speed of only 1 megabit per second.
Senegal is now on a big surprise at almost 5 megabits per second. His performance increased fivefold. With this clear evolution, Senegal leaves from 26th place to 10th of the 10 African countries where the Internet is the fastest.
He is also 140th globally.
Here are 10 countries in Africa where the Internet is the fastest, at the bottom of the list we can briefly mention the following countries:
- Tunisia nearly 5 megabits per second, 144th in the world.
- The Ivory Coast nearly 5 megabits per second, 145th in the world.
- Ghana nearly 5 megabits per second, 147th in the world.
- Egypt with nearly 4 megabits per second, 157th in the world.
At the lower end of the scale in Africa we have:
- Somalia nearly 1 megabit per second
- Ethiopia nearly 1 megabit per second
- Equatorial Guinea around 0.7 megabits per second
- The country that closes the world list, South Sudan with 0.5 megabits per second of internet speed.
Written by Purebanger