Ghana has been ranked the Number One country on the African continent with the fastest internet speed.
In a global index for fastest internet speed, Ghana’s internet was ranked the fastest on the African continent, ahead of South Africa and Egypt.
Ghana was ranked 79th in the world, with a speed of 53.28 mbps, which is the fastest in Africa.
South Africa placed 85th in the world and 2nd in Africa, while Egypt was ranked 91st in the world and and 3rd in Africa with speeds of 47.32 mbps and 42.42 mbps.
The global internet speed is measured by Speedtest Global Index, and it looks at the internet speed of about 180 countries.
With Ghana undertaking a massive digitization drive, its internet connectivity having been ranked among the fastest in Africa should be a major boost to the government’s digitization agenda.
In a related development, it emerged that Ghana has the cheapest pricing for mobile internet data in sub-Saharan Africa, a report on world mobile internet data pricing has revealed.
The report, conducted by UK’s internet experts, CABLE.CO.UK, compared the cost of 1GB of mobile data across 6,148 mobile data plans in 230 countries.
The report ranks Ghana’s internet pricing the cheapest in West Africa and one of the cheapest in the world at an average price for 1GB mobile data at $0.66.
On the African continent, Ghana’s mobile internet data is ranked the 4th cheapest, behind Sudan, Algeria and Somalia.
Gambia’s mobile internet data is the most expensive, with an average pricing for 1GB data at $5.86, while Equatorial Guinea has the most expensive mobile internet data pricing in Africa with an average of $49.67 for 1GB of mobile data.