Ghana Tops Africa On Internet Speed

The heightened competition within the telecommunications sector in the country coupled with the huge investments in infrastructure upgrading by the players in the industry seem to be paying off. Consequently, Ghana has been ranked first in Africa as the country with the highest Internet speed according to the latest global Internet speed report released early this month. By implication, fast Internet speed, can improve productivity and create jobs. According to The Global Information and Communications Technology Department of the World Bank and IFC, for every 10 percentage-point increase in high-speed Internet connections there is an increase in economic growth of 1.3 percentage points.

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