2018 has been an eventful year for internet growth in Africa and Uganda with a 20% increase in mobile phone users and GSMA Intelligence reporting that 60% of the mobile connections are now broadband.
This ranking is based on a monthly updated list by Speedtest Intelligence with the fastest average mobile download speed in Africa being 22.42Mbps in the first quarter of 2018. The speeds have increased by more than 30% since 2017.
Uganda which is estimated to have close to 17 million people connected to the internet out of its 34 million population ranks 115th on the global mobile internet connectivity insights and 10th in Africa. Out of the 17 million, 2.8 million people use social media and 2.6 million of these are on Facebook according to recent social media and internet report stats earlier this year.
Below is the list based on results from May, 2018:
Download speed: 4.31Mbps | Upload speed: 1.25Mbps
Download speed: 7.53Mbps | Upload speed: 4.86Mbps
Download speed: 7.88Mbps | Upload speed: 4.27Mbps
Download speed: 8.25Mbps | Upload speed: 4.19Mbps
Download speed: 8.55Mbps | Upload speed: 3.96Mbps
Download speed: 9.13Mbps | Upload speed: 4.94Mbps
Download speed: 10.04Mbps | Upload speed: 4.23Mbps
Download speed: 10.82Mbps | Upload speed: 8.19Mbps
Download speed: 13.24Mbps | Upload speed: 5.84Mbps
5. Côte d’Ivoire
Download speed: 14.71Mbps | Upload speed: 8.46Mbps
Download speed: 15.39Mbps | Upload speed: 7.82Mbps
Download speed: 15.89Mbps | Upload speed: 7.67Mbps
Download speed: 18.52Mbps | Upload speed: 9.08Mbps
Download speed: 19.21Mbps | Upload speed: 7.99Mbps
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