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List of top 10 countries with the quickest internet

Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things that we deal with every day and which have a huge influence on our daily life. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody, and is now our preferred medium of everyday communication. Internet is definitely one of the newest and most forward-looking media and the medium of the future.

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 slow.

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 internet speed.

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 viewpoint, 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 2015 report by the nonprofit Freedom House.

2. Norway.

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 second.

3. Sweden.

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 bandwidth.

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.

5. Switzerland

The internet in Switzerland rises at an average 18.7 Mbps, a 25% increase from last year.

6. Latvia

Latvia’s average internet speed is 18.3 Mbps, which is nearly three times quicker than the global average.

7. Japan

Users in Japan experience an average internet speed of 18.2 Mbps, which is offered to them by high-speed fiber optics (cables that enable faster internet). This means that even if there are several people in a household who are using Netflix, or are playing video games, and browsing the web on different devices at the same time, they will not experience any slow-downs.

Japan is one of the many countries working on super-fast 100 Gbps (Gigabits per second) internet.

Meanwhile, the Japanese provider So-net offers 2 Gbps internet that is twice as fast as Google Fiber, making it the world’s fastest commercially available internet service.

8. The Netherlands

The Netherlands’ average internet speed is 17.9 Mbps. According to a 2014 report, the country also brags the highest percentage of households using the internet in the EU (European Union).

9. Czech Republic

Witnessing a 31% increase from last year, the internet in the Czech Republic loads 17.8 Mbps on average. This speed is somewhat above what most people in the U.S. would think as average that allows you to watch HD videos and surf the web without any kind of interruption.

10. Finland

People in Finland use the internet at 17.7 Mbps on an average, which is comparatively fast.

In 2010, the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications provided every Finnish citizen at least a one Mbps internet connection. One Mbps will let you send emails at a snail’s pace, browse the web, and watch low-quality YouTube videos. It is an extremely slow speed for downloading or uploading huge files.

Source: Business Insider

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38 Comments

  1. Stoopid article.

    Just for the sake of money people sell their souls.

    When it comes about the money, who gives a fuck for the truth ?

    Keep posting idiot things as you already did here and enjoy fake science.

  2. You state that Hong kong was the first to hit 60 Mbps in 2013… funny thing, since i’ve had 75/75 Mbps since 2009 here in Norway

    • They are idiots for not including Ro, bud ! They are just doing it for the traffic. I though mainstream media woke up. I was mistaken!

  3. “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 viewpoint, 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.”

    You know that is pure mathematical calculation (5000/29/) and doesnt apply in real life, don’t you? It’s like saying a car will go with top speed from start till end 🙂

    • Hey babe. It is not 29Mbps. It is 29 MB/s. Actual 29 MB/s. This is the ‘actual’ download speed that you can enjoy in South Korea. There are tons of 1Gbps installed already.

  4. It takes approx 23 minutes to download 5000mb file on 29mbps connection. Not two and half minutes.

    Even on my connection in India which is 100mbps it would take longer than two and half minutes.

      • Convert Megabits Per Second to Megabytes Per Second:
        29000 / 8 = 3,625

        Account for 8% ‘overheads’:
        3,625 * 0.92 = 3,335

        Divide the total download (5,000MBs) by the speed in MBp/s to get how many seconds it takes to download:
        5000 / 3335 = 1,499.25s

        Divide by 60 to get minutes:
        1,499.25 / 60 = ~24.99 min

        • * Corrected
          Convert Megabits Per Second (Mbps) to Kilobytes Per Second (kBps):
          29000 / 8 = 3,625.00 kBps

          Account for 8% ‘overheads’:
          3,625 * 0.92 = 3,335.00 kBps (3.335MBps)

          Divide the total download (5,000MBs) by the speed in MBps to get how many seconds it takes to download:
          5000 / 3.335 = 1,499.25s

          Divide by 60 to get minutes:
          1,499.25 / 60 = ~24.99 min

      • * Corrected
        Convert Megabits Per Second (Mbps) to Kilobytes Per Second (kBps):
        29000 / 8 = 3,625.00 kBps

        Account for 8% ‘overheads’:
        3,625 * 0.92 = 3,335.00 kBps (3.335MBps)

        Divide the total download (5,000MBs) by the speed in MBps to get how many seconds it takes to download:
        5000 / 3.335 = 1,499.25s

        Divide by 60s to get minutes:
        1,499.25 / 60 = ~24.99 minutes

    • FINALLY…. So many people who read this list and weren’t even aware of the difference between MB and Mb…. FFS. 2.5 minutes is absurd.

  5. Where is Romania dude? go somewhere else then google to find the info before making an article, my internet download speed avareges at 33.4 so yea , where is Romania?

  6. in romania we have 1 GBps at 10 euro per month so you can shove other`s country internet in your ass, here the most churl ppl have 100MBps, besides some villages that have below 100 Mbps in the city everybody has at least 100 Mbps

  7. It is so hard to understand that “average” is not ever-rage. If one person in some university or company has a fast internet connection or a prototype of it, it doesn’t mean that an average consumer get to enjoy that kind of connection with a affordable price.

  8. In Ireland I had 120Mb broadband back in 2013, so that’s way above HK then. I then got 240Mb in 2015, and now have 360 Mb for the last year. We have 1Gb connections too, yet I don’t see Ireland on your list at all when it’s prob 1of the fastest

  9. Gigi Frana on

    Don’t put Ireland, England, danemark!
    These countries are still in Stone Age with the internet!

  10. There is correction in south korea .

    If we have 29Mbps connection and we want to download 5000MB file it would take half and hour to download not 2 hours or so .

    Getting actual downloading speed .

    29Mbps = 29 / 8 = 3.625MBps

    So (5000 / 3.625 ) x 60 = 22.988 Minutes .

    So in Under 22 Minutes 5000MB or 5GB File can be downloaded with downloading speed of 3.625MBps or (29mbps).

    NOTE :
    MBps = MegaBytes per second ks the actual download speed .

    mbps = mega bits per second is the bandwidth of your internet connection.

    We have to convert bits into bytes by dividing it by 8.

    We Multiplied the equation with 60 because we want to convert seconds in minutes.

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