Nigerians pay too much for internet – report

SURFSHARK recently published the Global Internet Value Index (IVi), which reveals countries that are paying too much for their internet connection plan.

Nigeria ranks 109th in the world with an index 44 times lower than the global average.

Oceania and Europe lead the world in internet value, while internet affordability is below average in North America, South America and Africa.

Globally, only four out of ten people get their internet at a fair price, while the remaining 61 percent pay too much for the internet they get.

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The Global Internet Value Index (IVi) is calculated by dividing each country’s internet speed by internet affordability to determine which countries are overpaying for their internet.

According to Surfshark data, Nigeria ranks 109th in the world with an index of 0.0017, which is 44 times lower than the global average, which means that Nigerians pay too much for internet compared to other countries in the world You receive.

In terms of regional position, Nigeria ranks 16th with an index 56 percent below the African average.

Nigeria ranks 12th in sub-Saharan Africa. Countries like South Africa and Ghana rank 70th and 105th respectively; both pay too much for the internet they get.

Nigeria has a 90 percent lower index compared to South Africa and a 26 percent lower index compared to Ghana.

“The Internet Value Index provides an opportunity to look at internet connectivity from a practical perspective – whether we are getting what we pay for. Even economically prosperous countries with relatively fast internet can overpay compared to others around the world,” said Agneska Sablovskaja, Lead Researcher at Surfshark.

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“However, some countries may have lower internet but also pay a significantly lower price, which is then considered fair,” she added.

Comparing the value of the internet in Africa, four out of ten people can access the internet at a fair price. South Africa remains the clear leader, followed by Egypt in second place, followed by Morocco. While the leading African country, South Africa, is part of the Sub-Saharan Africa sub-region, the North Africa sub-region performs better overall, with the average index of its four countries being twice that of Sub-Saharan Africa.

All North African countries have above-average internet scores, while only one in four percent of Sub-Saharan Africa does.

Zimbabwe and Uganda are the lowest-ranked African countries, closely followed by Cameroon.

Four out of ten people in Asia can access the internet at a fair price compared to the rest of the region. Israel leads Asia with the best Internet Value Index, followed by Singapore and South Korea.

78 percent of Europeans get their internet at fair prices. Denmark leads in Europe with an index almost four times higher than the European average, closely followed by France. The three lowest-ranked countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and North Macedonia are all in southern Europe.

In North America, seven out of ten people can access the Internet at a reasonable price. The United States surpasses Canada in terms of internet value.

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