To Five (5) Countries With The Fastest Internet In The World (See List)
Electronic devices are things that we use
every day and has a huge influence on our
daily life. Especially the Internet is becoming
more and more important for nearly everybody,
probably more important than the devices
themselves, and is now our most preferred
means of everyday communication.
However, to enjoy the uninterrupted services
of the internet, you need to have good
connectivity. There are two important metrics
in bandwidth allocation (measured in Megabits
per second or Mbps): download and upload
speed, denoting the speed of inbound and
outbound data respectively.
The average web page loads at 6.3 Mbps
universally, a number that denotes how many
million bits of data can be moved in a second.
While 6.3 mbps is quick enough to send an
email or watch a Netflix show, it’s still very
Akamai Technologies, a Massachusetts-based
internet provider, did a study on how the internet speeds measure up in countries
worldwide. The company releases a report every quarter that ranks countries as per their
According to them, here are the top 10 countries, which are mentioned in descending order of net connectivity.
1. South Korea
According to the Akami report, people in South
Korea enjoy the fastest internet in the world.
The country’s average internet speed
measures 29 Mbps, which is 4.6 times as
quick as the global average.
To put things in perspective, the average HD
film is about 5,000 MB. A computer could
download that in a little over two and a half
minutes at 29 Mbps speed.
In spite of more than 80% of South Korean
households have access to some of the
world’s fastest internet connections, they face
usage limitations. Several internet users have
to face strong internet censorship in South
Korea, according to a report released last year
by the nonprofit Freedom House.
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Norway witnessed the biggest growth (68%) in
internet speed at 21.3 Mbps since last year in
comparison to any other country in the top 10.
At this speed, a computer could upload or
download about five high-quality photos per
Sweden’s internet offers an average of 20.6
Mbps, which means that many people hardly
face any experience delays, even if they have
multiple applications running that use a lot of
Since last year, the country has noticed a 32%
increase in speed.
4. Hong Kong
Hong Kong was the first country in the world
to hit 60 Mbps in 2013. Today, its residents
enjoy an average internet speed of 19.9 Mbps.
The internet in Switzerland rises at an average
18.7 Mbps, a 25% increase from last year.