Akamai has released its Q3 2016 State of the Internet report, which shows that Nigeria ranks well below South Africa and Kenya in average broadband speeds.
Akamai’s State of the Internet report is based on data gathered from the company’s Intelligent Platform and provides insight into global connectivity and Internet metrics.
Akamai previously included Africa’s results with Europe and the Middle East, but broadband metrics are now presented separately for the European region and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
More African countries are included, which means we get a better idea of how South Africa compares against other countries on the continent.
Average broadband speed
Nigeria was with an average of 3.0Mbps. South Africa recorded an average broadband speed of 6.0Mbps in the third quarter – a year-on-year increase of 62%.
The top African country was Kenya, with an average broadband speed of 11.0Mbps.
Average peak connection speed
In the third quarter of 2016, Nigeria’s average peak connection speed was 24.6Mbps – still below South Africa and Kenya.
This represents the average of the maximum measured connection speeds across all the unique IP addresses seen by Akamai.