How South Africa’s Broadband Speeds Changed from 2007 to 2015

The latest Akamai State of the Internet report shows how South Africa’s average and peak broadband speeds changed over the last eight years.

South Africa

Akamai has released its Q3 2015 State of the Internet report, which shows that South Africa’s average and peak broadband speeds increased steadily over the last few years.

Akamai’s State of the Internet report is based on data gathered from the company’s Intelligent Platform, and provides insights into global connectivity and Internet metrics.

In Q3 2015 South Africa recorded an average broadband speed of 3.7Mbps, failing to meet Akamai’s broadband threshold of 4Mbps.

South Africa’s average peak broadband speed of 18.9Mbps — representing the average of the maximum measured connection speeds across all of the unique IP addresses — was also the lowest in the EMEA region.

While these figures do not tell a good story, there is hope. The country’s average and peak broadband speeds continue to grow, as shown in the graphs below.

Average Connection Speed

Average connection speed

Average peak connection speed

Average peak connection speed

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