A broadband speed recently released by UK analytics firm Cable, which collects data from 200 countries, shows that Madagascar has the fastest broadband speed in Africa.
At 24.9 megabits per second, Madagascar now has the fastest internet on the continent, placing it at 22nd in the world, out-pacing some of the world’s wealthiest nations like Canada, France, and the UK.
Madagascar’s broadband speed is more than twice the global average, and “due to the 10,000km-long East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy). An undersea fiber optic cable that stretches from Sudan to South Africa. In 2014, the country’s largest internet provider Telecom Malagasy signed an agreement with the international operating division of Hong Kong Telecom to make this happen.”
It’s to be noted that in 2017, Kenya beat the US for internet speed, at 13.7 megabits per second.
Here are the statistics for the global Internet Speeds across 200 countries:
Note that the East African Submarine Cable System will soon be linked to countries running from South Africa to Sudan.