Rejoice fellow Mauritians!
Once again, we’re below average in something important: the speed of Internet in our beloved country.
According to the latest quarterly report by Akamai which is summarised in this post,Â the average global (i.e. worldwide) download speed is nowÂ 2.9Mbps.
Most Mauritians I know still subscribe to Mauritius Telecom’s MyT service at 1Mbps (I do…) which costs around Rs 1099 per month. Only few of us can afford the 2Mbps and 4/Mbps (available at around Rs 1649 and Rs 2649 per month!).
This means that, for a majority of Mauritians, we have only one third of theÂ average global (i.e. worldwide) download speed others are having. This is abysmal in our age of reliance on the Internet for everything we do: learning, working and entertainment.