News

Egypt Among Top 20 Countries With Slowest Internet

Egypt Among Top 20 Countries With Slowest Internet

facebook-bought-whatsapp

CAIRO: Egyptians pay more money for slower internet than the global average, according to data from Ookla’s NetIndex. While global average download and upload rates are 20mbps and 8.6mbps respectively, data recorded between July 23 and August 21 shows Egypt clocking in at only 2.7mbps for download and 0.8 mbps for upload.

Egypt ranks in the top 10 countries with the slowest upload rates and the 17th slowest for download, giving Egypt an overall ranking of 176 out of 192 countries, Youm7 reported Friday. Comparatively, Palestine ranks 152 and Namibia 85.

Hong Kong has the highest average, with a download rate of 91.22mbps and upload of 84.77, followed by Singapore at 74.64 and 59.39 respectively.

The global average cost of internet per mbps is USD 5.58 (Approx. EGP 40). Egypt averages USD 16.83 (EGP 120), ranking 62 out of 64 countries listed. Bulgaria pays the least per mbps, averaging  USD 0.48 (EGP 3.5), followed closely by Romania at $0.59 (EGP 4).

As for mobile internet, Egypt ranks 84 of 112 countries, with average download speeds of 3.3 mbps and 0.8 mbps for upload, according to NetIndex data.

A group called Internet Revolution has tried to push forward developing internet service and speed and decreasing internet bills over the last year. They announced stopping their activity on July 17, however, saying people were unwilling to participate effectively in an event on August 7 to grant a mandate to the group to take necessary legal action against internet companies and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, according to the group’s Facebook page.

Ookla is a corporation that tests broadband internet web-based network applications. NetIndex is the company’s “aggregated look at network performance” with an aim to “facilitate the improvement of international broadband and mobile services,” according to the company’s website.

Egypt does not export gas to Israel says President
Egyptian publicly executed by militants in Libyan football stadium

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@TheCairoPost

The Cairo Post provides breaking news and quality, in-depth reporting on Egypt that is easily accessible and understandable to a global audience. http://thecairopost.com/

More in News

Cannes Festival: Egypt Scores Majority of Awards of the ‘Arab Critics Awards’

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2017

Egypt’s Ali Farag Named Runner-up at the 2017 PMI Bellevue Squash Classic

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2017

Egypt Refers 48 Suspects to Military Court Over Coptic Church Bombings

Engy AdhamMay 22, 2017

Central Bank of Egypt Unexpectedly Hikes Interest Rates with Eye on Inflation

Seif GhallabMay 22, 2017

Egypt’s 4G Wireless Frequencies Ready for Use By Telecommunication Companies

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2017

No Loudspeakers to Be Used During Ramadan “Taraweeh” Prayers: Endowments Minister

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2017

Personal Challenges Turn to Victorious Achievements

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2017

Donald Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Arab Islamic American Summit

Egyptian StreetsMay 20, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.