Nigeria has taken the 142nd place out of 224 nations ranked for the velocity of its broadband web, based on a report titled Worldwide broadband velocity league 2021 printed by Cable UK.
In keeping with the report, the common obtain velocity in Nigeria is 8.68 megabits per second (MBps). What this implies is that downloading a 5 GB HD film in Nigeria will take about 1 hour, 18 minutes and 39 seconds. This end result was obtained after testing 107,431 distinctive IPs throughout the nation.
Put in perspective, downloading a 5 GB HD film within the nation with the quickest broadband velocity, Jersey will take 2 minutes 29 seconds. That is about 31 occasions quicker than the velocity of Nigeria’s broadband.
Nigeria additionally tracks different African nations akin to Ghana (9.23mbps), Ivory Coast (9.54mbps), Burkina Faso (10.73mbps), Kenya (11.27mbps), Madagascar (16.28mbps), South Africa (19.94mbps) and Reunion which is the African nation with the best velocity (43.62mbps).
This yr the broadband velocity (8.68mbps) is a serious enchancment from 3.34mbps recorded since September 2020 when Nigeria is ranked 186. One of many causes for that is the improved 4G community throughout the nation. In keeping with an Airtel report, the improved 4G community had led to a rise in information site visitors, a rise within the penetration of smartphones, information prospects, and enormous volumes of knowledge consumed per buyer.
The whole variety of 4G connections within the nation has additionally loved spectacular progress, presently at 36,538,228. This can be a big enchancment from 21,712,218 recorded in 2019.
However regardless of these big steps, Nigeria continues to be lower than the worldwide common velocity which is presently 29.79 Mbps, which represents a 20% improve from 24.83 Mbps recorded final yr. As well as, the quantity can also be lower than 10 Mbps which is the minimal velocity required to satisfy the wants of a typical household or a small enterprise based on the British telecommunications watchdog, Ofcom.
One predominant cause why African nations have sluggish web is insufficient broadband infrastructure. For instance, Jersey that tops the rankings is the primary and solely nation on this planet to make native fiber (FTTP) obtainable to each broadband consumer. Not like fiber to the cupboard (FTTC), FTTP makes use of all optical fibers, making them the quickest fiber kind available on the market.
There may be additionally an issue of sluggish web adoption. Because the world strikes quickly to 5G web, African nations are nonetheless struggling to improve their web customers from 3G to 4G.