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At 8.68 Mbps, Nigeria’s internet speed is below the global minimum requirement


It takes 1h 18mins 30secs to download 5G movie in Nigeria
. S’Africa, Congo, Kenya, Burkina Faso lead SSA
Nigeria ranked 143rd out of 224 countries, whose broadband speeds were studied in the 12 months through June 30, 2021.

The survey, which was published earlier in the week and made available to The Guardian, was conducted by, and derived from more than 1.1 billion speed tests from a global ranking Internet network speeds.

The Tagged “2021 Worldwide Broadband Speed ​​League” report,, conducted it with M-Lab, an open source project and contributions came from civil society organizations, institutions and institutions. education and private sector companies.

According to the report, 94 countries have failed to achieve average speeds of 10 Mbps or more, a speed considered the minimum required to meet the needs of a typical family or small business.

Nigeria, which according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has 75.9 million broadband users and a penetration of 39.79%, was 143rd, behind Congo 121; Kenya 127; Burkina Faso 129; Côte d’Ivoire 137 and Ghana 140.

In Nigeria, the report noted that at an average speed of 8.68 Mbps, it takes an hour, 18 minutes and 30 seconds to download a 5G movie, while in South Africa, with an average speed of 19, 94 Mbps, downloading a 5G movie takes 34 Mbps. minutes and 15 seconds. Kenya with 11.27 Mbps, citizens use one hour 34 seconds to download 5G movie.

Cable noted that while there are still plenty of countries, this year’s figure is down from 109 countries in 2020, indicating significant speed improvements in many parts of the world.

In North Africa, the region recorded the lowest overall internet speed collectively, with the six eligible countries in the bottom half of the table.

According to the report, Mauritania (2.54 Mbps) recorded the slowest speed in 203rd place, followed by Algeria (3.08 Mbps, 194th) and Libya (3.73 Mbps, 188th). On the other hand, Morocco (10.33 Mbps, 129th), Tunisia (7.46 Mbps, 153rd) and Egypt (6.94 Mbps, 162nd) offered the fastest speed in the region of North Africa.

For sub-Saharan Africa, the report showed that 49 countries were measured in the second slowest region, with 46 in the bottom 50 percent of the ranking. However, some countries in sub-Saharan Africa are going against the grain somewhat, namely Réunion (43.62 Mbps, 50th), South Africa (90th) and Madagascar (16.28 Mbps, 105th).

Based on the report’s findings, Western Europe still dominates the global speed chart, containing eight of the 10 fastest countries in the world for broadband.

34 of the 50 best performing countries are located in Europe (Eastern, Western and Baltic), including seven in Asia (excluding the Near East), three in the Caribbean region, four in North America, one in sub-Saharan Africa and one in Oceania.

Cable consumer telecommunications analyst Dan Howdle said, “The acceleration of the world’s fastest countries has finally plateaued this year as they hit FTTP. [fibre to the premises] saturation of pure fibers.

Speed ​​increases among elite performers can therefore be attributed more to adoption in many cases than to network upgrades. “

Meanwhile, mobile network operators (MNOs) in Nigeria have slightly improved their service offerings over the past year, amid huge complaints from subscribers. The NCC’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measured performance between May 2020 and April 2021.

According to NCC’s recent Quality of Service (QoS) report, which covered the reporting period, the quartet of MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile could have survived possible sanctions.

Parameters such as Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR), Call Abandoned Rate (DCR), and Traffic Channel Congestion (TCH CONG) are deployed to measure

According to NCC, these quality of service standards ensure that consumers continue to have access to high quality telecommunications services by setting basic minimum quality levels for all operators.

Based on the latest report, all mobile operators passed the 98% call establishment success rate threshold during the 12-month review period.

In terms of the call drop rate, which is set at one percent or less, NCC said all operators did well as they recorded less than one percent of dropped calls during the period. .

In the areas of traffic channel congestion, all operators also achieved the KPI as they all experienced less than 2% congestion during the period. The regulator’s parameter in this regard is that the network congestion rate must be equal to or less than 2%.


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