- A new report has ranked Nigeria’s internet speed ten places lower than it was a year ago.
- New ranking puts Nigeria among slowest countries in the world despite level of infrastructure development
- Nevertheless, Nigeria’s speed is still faster than that of India and 12 other African countries
Mobile internet speed in Nigeria was ranked among the slowest in the world in Ookla’s latest data for July 2022.
Ookla is a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency.
According to Ookla, Nigeria’s mobile internet speed averaged 16.10 megabits per second (Mbps) in July, ranking 109th out of 140 countries surveyed.
The latest internet speed ranking is down ten places from 96, in July 2021, when Nigeria’s internet speed was 23.61.
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Ranking of Nigeria against African countries
According to the July Ookla Speed Test Index, the United Arab Emirates has the best mobile internet speed of 121 Mbps, followed by Qatar and South Korea, with 120.35 Mbps and 117.43 Mbps, respectively.
For Africa, the country with the best mobile internet speed is Togo with a browsing time of 33.34Mbps.
South Africa and Morocco come second and third with 33.08 Mbps and 30.90 Mbps of internet speed respectively.
Ghana, neighboring Nigeria, is the second worst in the world with 137
Fixed Broadband Internet Speed
Broadband is the Internet connection that a modem/router uses to send and receive data from your home to the rest of the world.
When it comes to broadband speed, Nigeria ranks 145 out of 182 countries in the world with an average speed of 10.25 Mbps in July.
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Globally, the best broadband speed is Chile with 212.98 Mbps, followed by Singapore 211.36 Mbps and Thailand 189.14.
Egypt is the top country in Africa, ranking 80th in the world with an internet connection speed of 43.32 Mbps.
Top 10 Mobile Internet Speeds Worldwide
|United Arab Emirates||120.35Mbps|
Togo becomes the first African country to acquire Google’s 5G network cable
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Google’s vaunted Equiano submarine cable has made a stopover in Togo, the first on the African continent.
The submarine cable will depart from Portugal, along the West African coast linking Europe to Togo, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa and Saint Helena. Read more:
The cable carrying fifth-generation (5G) mobile service landed in Togo on Friday, March 18, 2022, in a collaboration with the Togolese government, Google and CSSquared which is free-to-air broadband, reports TheCable.
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