Cape Town - Downloading files and streaming content is slow and expensive in South Africa – even countries such as Mongolia and Tajikistan do better, a recent study has shown.

The study by Ookla’s Net Index ranked SA in 122nd place out of 180 countries across the globe by measuring their download speeds.

The results of the test data was recorded from December 10 last year until Tuesday, January 8.

While the average consumer download speed worldwide was 12.73 megabytes per second, SA recorded a speed of 3.43 mbps. – Cape Times