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INFOGRAPHIC: How SA's broadband speed really stacks up against other countries

Jul 11 2018 14:24
Marelise van der Merwe and Allison Jeftha

The results are in – South Africa came 76th out of 200 countries in the worldwide broadband speed league 2018.

It jumped up four places from its 2017 ranking, which was 80th out of 186 countries.

Based on over 163 million speed tests, carried out over 12 months, the speed league ranks countries across the world for their broadband speed.

Among African countries, SA lags behind Madagascar, which jumped a whopping 67 places in the past year to reach 22nd place overall. The only other African country ahead of South Africa is Kenya in position 64.

This was the second year of data collection, carried out by M-Lab, a collaboration between New America's Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University's PlanetLab and other supporting partners. The research is compiled by Cable.

The full list of results can be viewed on Cable's website, which includes a colour-coded map.


Illustration: Allison Jeftha, Fin24

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