According to Speedtest.net, South Africa is well behind in the broadband race when it comes to average download speeds. The site allows users to test their connection speeds which it then records and compares with results from across the globe.
The “who’s who” when it comes to broadband is as follows:
1st – Japan – 9982 Kbps average downlink speed
2nd – Sweden – 7304 Kbps
3rd – Latvia – 6251 Kbps
8th – United States – 4695 Kbps
South Africa is even well behind other African countries. Renuion ranks in tops with an average download speed of 1268 Kbps followed by Morocco with 1126 Kbps. South Africa comes in fourth with an average of 623 Kbps.