Africa Top 10 Internet Countries 2013

Africa Top 10 Internet Countries: Internet Penetration & Usage

A lot of investments have been made in Africa’s Internet and Broadband sector between 2009 and now, with most parts of Africa gaining access between 2009 and 2010, according to reports, wholesale prices for Internet bandwidth have come down by as much as 90% from previous levels based on satellite access, and the cost are continuously dropping. Internet Broadband is replacing dial-up as the preferred access method, this article looks at Africa Top 10 Internet Countries.

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See Also: Africa Internet Usage and Statistics

Most African countries now have commercial DSL services, but their growth is limited by the poor geographical reach of the fixed-line networks. As a result of this, improvements in Internet access have therefore been mostly confined to the capital cities so far. However, the rapid spread of mobile data and third-generation (3G) broadband services is changing this, with the mobile networks bringing Internet access to many areas outside of the main cities for the first time.

What are the Top 10 Internet Countries in Africa?

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Internet World Statistics has a graphical representation of Internet usage in Africa, you can take a look at the graphs here

Africa’s Top 10 countries with fastest internet speeds (April 2013)

NetIndex is a website that compiles the consumer download speeds around the globe based on millions of recent test results from Speedtest.net, this index compares and ranks consumer download speeds around the globe. The value is the rolling mean throughput in Mbps over the past 30 days where the mean distance between the client and the server is less than 300 miles

Here are the Top 10 countries with fastest internet download speeds

1. Namibia: 

Namibia ranks in 84th place in the world based on the data obtained between between Mar 21, 2013 and Apr 19, 2013. Tests from 47,458 unique IPs have been taken in this country and of 109,987 total tests, 5,149 are being used for the current Index.


2. Ghana:

In it’s 87th place, Ghana’s results were obtained by analyzing test data between Mar 21, 2013 and Apr 19, 2013. Tests from 50,530 unique IPs have been taken in this country and of 235,801 total tests, 13,038 are being used for the current Index.


3. Rwanda:

This country ranks in 91st place. Like the others mentioned above, it’s results were also gotten by analyzing test data between Mar 21, 2013 and Apr 19, 2013. Tests from 3,673 unique IPs have been taken according to Netindex and of 30,944 total tests, 2,468 are being used for the current Index. Rwanda Development Board scored 13.84 Mbps while Broadband Systems Corporation scored 13.59 Mbps, coming in at 1.62 Mbps is RWANDATEL, SA


4. Ethiopia:

At the speed of 5.42 is Ethiopia which puts it at 95th place in the world. Test data between Feb 9, 2013 and Mar 11, 2013 from 3,252 unique IPs have been taken in this country to arrive at this position.


5. Kenya: 

This country ranks in 100th place in the world, the fastest download speed was recorded by Kenya Education Network at 15.79 Mbps while Tangerine Limited comes at number 20 with 0.6 Mbps


6. Angola:

Coming up at number 106 in the world is Angola, Tests from 21,000 unique IPs have been taken in this country and of 57,380 total tests, 4,684 are being used for the current Index.


7. Morocco:

Ranking number 110 in the world is Morocco. Tests from 630,708 unique IPs were used to access this and of 1,759,260 total tests, 125,287 are being used for the current Index.


8. Mauritus:

Tests from 127,040 unique IPs have been taken in this country and of 224,967 total tests, 15,260 are being used for the current Index, Mauritus ranks in 111st place in the world as at the time of this writing.


9. Uganda:

This country ranks in 123rd place. Tests from 9,091 unique IPs have been taken in this country and of 105,591 total tests, 4,824 are being used for the current Index.


10. Mauritania:

As at the time of this writing, Mauritania ranks in 126th place based on the results that were obtained by analyzing test data between Mar 17, 2013 and Apr 19, 2013. Tests from 3,258 unique IPs have been taken in this country and of 8,557 total tests, 559 are being used for the current Index.

Originally published in May 2012, Updated on April 20, 2013

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