The recently released statistics by UK analytics firm Cable on Internet speed shows that Madagascar now has the fastest internet on the continent at 24.9 megabits per second, placing it at 22nd in the world, out-pacing Canada, France, and the UK.
With a speed of 24.9 megabits per second, Madagascar’s broadband speed is more than twice the global average. This means the African island nation has the fastest internet speed on the continent and it also ranks 22nd in the world, out-pacing Canada, France, and the UK.
The country enjoys this speed because of the 10,000km-long East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy). An undersea fibre-optic cable that stretches from Sudan to South Africa. In 2014, the country’s largest internet provider Telecom Malagasy signed an agreement with the international operating division of Hong Kong Telecom to make this happen.
Other countries connected to the East African Submarine Cable System will be South Africa and Sudan since the Cable runs through the countries.
Another interesting fact is that Just 13% of its 25 million population has access to electricity and only 2.1% of the population has access to the internet. This means the speed barely serves the population.
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