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10 African Countries With the Fastest Internet Speed at the Start of 2024

10 African Countries With the Fastest Internet Speed at the Start of 2024

A quick and dependable internet connection is essential for everything from business and education to communication and leisure, especially in a developing region like Africa, which also boasts a young population. While Africa is seemingly playing catch-up with other regions in the tech space, the progress the continent has made is undeniable. Mobile penetration is on the rise and with it services like internet connectivity.

It goes without saying that In today’s digitally-driven world, the significance of high internet speed cannot be emphasized enough. It provides the framework for contemporary communication, boosts output, increases educational possibilities, improves entertainment value, and stimulates economic growth and innovation.

There are numerous advantages to high-speed connections with no reasonable downside. For starters, fast internet speed enables seamless communication through various online platforms such as email, video conferencing, and social media.

Whether it’s staying in touch with loved ones across the globe, receiving online lectures, or conducting business meetings remotely, a fast internet connection ensures clear and uninterrupted communication, fostering collaboration and connectivity regardless of geographical barriers.

Additionally, high-speed internet allows for seamless leisure activities such as streaming, gaming, surfing the web, being active on social media, or uploading content.

And to top it all the economic benefits of fast internet go beyond just seamless conducting of business both also create revenue streams for companies providing the service.

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With that said, below are the 10 African countries with the fastest internet speed at the start of 2024. The data on this list is courtesy of the Speedtest Global Index and the figures date back to January 2024, and represents a median figure.

RankCountryInternet speed (Mbps)Global rank
1.Egypt62.9482nd
2.Côte d’Ivoire58.9191st
3.Mauritius50.4298th
4.South Africa45.35103rd
5.Congo42.63107th
6.Burkina Faso42.23108th
7.Democratic Republic of Congo39.84112th
8.Ghana39.26113rd
9.Gabon38.49116th
10.Madagascar33.09120th

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