According to the Ookla Net Index’s latest Household Promise Index figures, South Africans only get 77% of the broadband speed they are promised which is significantly lower than the global average of 87%. This is down from 77.50% a year ago, but up from 74% two years ago.
Internet users in South Africa and Egypt are among those receiving much slower internet than that promised in the subscriptions they pay for and consumers in Egypt receive broadband speed measuring on average 83.6 per cent of the speeds promised in their subscriptions, according to this new report.
South Africa is ranked at number 53 out of 64 surveyed nations, giving an indication that South Africans are not getting the same promised speeds as their international counterparts. Egypt in 45th place on a table comparing 64 countries
Meanwhile, China leading the world providing consumers with speeds on average 102.9 per cent compared to their promised subscription speeds, and Hungary in second place at 100.5 per cent.
The ranking is based on speed test results from Speedtest.net and information gathered from subscribers in an accompanying survey.