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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Egypt nearing the bottom of the list of global internet speeds

Egypt was ranked 100 out of 144 countries in the monthly global study of mobile internet speeds taken by SpeedTest for July. The only thing that could make us feel better is that Egypt was up one place from a month prior (actually, it doesn’t). Egypt’s average download speed was at 17.37 Mbps, while the global average was 26.69 Mbps. Egypt ranked 8 out of the 24 African countries in the study. Mali had the best speed for African countries at ranking 44. As for fixed broadband, Egypt did much worse, having ranked 154 out of 177 countries, up 11 places since June. The global average download speed was 63.85 Mbps, with Egypt’s speed at a meager 9.10 Mbps. Out of 39 African countries, Egypt ranked 27 for fixed broadband. While it doesn’t seem to have helped our snail-paced connections, Telecom Egypt has reportedly spent USD 3 bn since 2014 on Egypt’s internet infrastructure, CEO Adel Hamed said, according to Mubasher.

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