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Internet Speed: Which Country is Fastest?

Jun 06, 2017
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Mr. Al Gore, 45th vice president of United Stare of America, may have invented Internet or a pioneer of Internet but that same country is far away in list of top country with internet connection.

How Average Speed is measured?

Speed is measured in Mbps (Mega Bit per Second) and source is from Akamai State of the Internet Report, Data from Q4 of 2015. In today’s world internet is like a part of those essential thing we need daily like food. On an average Earth have internet speed of 5.6Mbps.

This report is generated by far more than 200 trillion requests from the 200 countries to Akamai CDN platform. Akamai’s official rankings only take into account countries or regions with a unique IP count of at least 25,000, which gives South Korea the true top spot, followed by Ireland, Hong Kong, Sweden, The Netherlands, Japan and Switzerland. Norway, Latvia and Finland complete the top 10.

What Country Has The Fastest Internet Speed?

South Korea has topped the list with the internet speed of 26.7 Mbps as per the Akamai data and other external testing. South Korea is also leading in term of fastest internet connection speed with 26.3 Mbps. Global average speed of internet connection is 6.3 Mbps with a 2.3% of improvement.

Country Q3 2016 Avg. Speed (Mbps) YoY Change
Global Average 6.3 +2.3%
South Korea 26.3 -2.5%
Hong Kong 20.1 +3.4%
Norway 20.0 -0.2%
Sweden 19.7 +4.6%
Switzerland 18.4 +0.5%
Singapore 18.2 +5.3%
Japan 18.0 +5.1%
Finland 17.6 0%
Netherland 17.3 +2.1%
Latvia 16.9 -3.5%

The UK is 23rd in the ranking, the US 20th, Australia 50th and China 111th. The world average is 5 Mbps, according to the report. The majority of the worst performing countries are in Africa, the South Pacific, the Middle East and South America.

Courtesy: FastMetrics

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