9 African Countries With The Fastest Mobile Internet Speeds

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Mobile internet is incredibly important to Africans, with a high mobile penetration rate making mobile the major medium through which Africans connect to the internet.

Broadband, or fixed line internet, speeds via desktop or laptop computers are constantly improving throughout the continent, but it is on mobile that some of Africa’s top speeds may surprise people, with one East African nation in particular enjoying faster average mobile internet speeds than people in the U.S.

For those interested in broadband rather than mobile speeds, see our slideshow on the 12 African Countries With The Fastest Broadband Speeds.

Content delivery network Akamai collected data from more than 130 countries to determine the fastest mobile speeds and rank them accordingly, while Open Signal produced similar research.

Here are the 9 African countries with the fastest mobile internet speeds.

Sources: Quartz, AkamaiSpeedtest, HtxtOpenSignal, Budde.