The country has an average speed of 322kbps, and a peak rate of 5,674kbps

It has been reported in the latest State of the Internet report, published by Akamai Technologies Global Internet Platform, that Nigeria has surpassed South Africa in terms of Internet speed.

This is coming less than eleven years after Nigeria reformed its communications networks and market.

The report disclosed that Nigeria has an average connection speed of 322kbps, with a peak rate of 5674kbps. South Africa, on the other hand, has a peak speed that is only half that of Nigeria, at 2172kbps.

?All mobile providers had average peak connection speeds above 2mbps, though last place South African provider, ZA-1 was just above the threshold, losing over 13 per cent from the prior quarter, at 2.2mbps,” the report read.

?In 2011, South Africa was one of only two countries listed in the report with an average peak connection speed below 2 mbps. South Africa had average 442kbps over Nigeria?s 286kbps; however, Nigeria outperformed with peak 4871kbps and average 462mbps per month over South Africa?s 1654kbps and 197mbps.?

The report also stated that internet speed across the globe is improving, and that all 117 countries that qualified for inclusion measured an increase in average connection speeds.

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