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A US-based broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications, Ookla, has ranked Ghana as the number one country in Africa with the fastest internet speed. The company’s NetIndex compares and ranks the consumer download speeds around the world and has revealed Ghana had an average broadband speed of 5.13 megabits per second ahead of east African countries Kenya, Angola and Rwanda.
However, unfortunately, though the report places Ghana ahead in Africa, Ghana is placed 73rd on a global scale an average broadband speed of 5.36 millions of bits per second (Mbps). The index has listed Ghana Telecom (6.13 Mbps), Zipnet/Broadband Home Ltd (2.02 Mbps) and Scancom Limited (1.51 Mbps) as the major Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country.
Lithuania was placed first in the world with 31.67 Mbps followed by South Korea 30.59 Mbps and Latvia following.
Ookla solutions have been adopted by nearly every Internet Service Provider in the world, and have been translated into over 30 languages for use by thousands of small businesses, federal and state governments, universities and major organizations such as AT&T, BBC, Cisco, Comcast, FCC, Reuters, Time Warner, Verizon, Vodafone and Vonage.