Egypt becomes Africa’s third fastest internet speed – minister

Egypt has emerged as the third fastest internet connection speed in Africa, the country’s communications minister said on Thursday.

The country has moved up to the third position for the average internet download speed in Africa on Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index as of January 2020, compared with 40th in January 2019, Amr Talaat said in a statement.

The global speed test compares internet speed data from around the world every month. The data for the index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests performed by real people who use the speed test every month.

Earlier this month, a new report by UK-based global creative agency We Are Social said that Egypt’s internet penetration had reached 54 percent in January 2020.

The annual Digital 2020 Report, produced jointly by social media management platform Hootsuite and We Are Social, has showed that Egypt ranked the eighth highest year-on-year percentage change in the number of internet users. The number of internet users in Egypt recorded an annual growth of 22 percent or 9.8 million.