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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Egypt climbs up from the bottom of the list list of global internet speeds

Egypt has jumped 34 places since last month in Speedtest’s latest December update, to rank 97 out 177 countries in fixed broadband download speed. Our ranking has improved strikingly from 154 last July and from 166 in December 2018. The average download speed, 26.52 mbps is still quite far from a global average of 73.58. We’re still, however, behind a host of African countries including South Africa (96), Cape Verde (89), Congo (88), Ghana (79), and Madagascar (72). The improvement in fixed broadband appears to be due to Telecom Egypt investing close to USD 16 bn since mid-2018 to improve internet infrastructure. On the mobile internet front, we dipped 8 places to 108 out of 140 countries since July.

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