SA is in the top 100 for broadband speed

DURBAN - South Africa is ranked in the top 100 countries in the world for broadband speed according to the Speed League report from

The report uses data from Measurement Lab (M-Lab), the biggest worldwide provider of open Internet data. M-Lab is the product of a collaboration between New America's Open Technology Institute, Google Open Sources, PlanetLab from Princeton University and other supporting partners. 

The data was calculated over the June 2017 and May 2018 period and was compared to the same period for the previous year to establish the year-over-year change in broadband speeds. 

More than 200 countries were included on the list with important measurements including the average download speeds and unique IP addresses. 

South Africa's broadband speed

Although South Africa is ranked in the top 100 countries for broadband speed in the world, it still falls short of the global average download speed of 9,10Mbps. 

In comparison to other African countries, only Madagascar and Kenya are ahead of South Africa are ahead on the list. 

There was a 2% increase in the average download speed compared to 2017 and also moved up two places on the rankings. 

South Africa ranked 76 on the list and in

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