To have a fast and blazing internet speed is the need of the hour, as internet has now become 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, it can feel like an eternity, if you have a slow internet connection speed that makes you wait for that page to load, or that video to buffer, or that file to download. 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.
In this article, we bring to you a list of the cities with the highest average internet speeds worldwide, as well as in India. The list is based on the average download speed in each city that collects data from both Akamai (CDN and cloud services provider) and Ookla (a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency).
Which country has fastest internet speed?
Seoul, the capital of South Korea clinched the first place for fastest internet in 2016, measuring in at an average of 26.1 Mbps. Some of the fastest connections in the city offer up to 1.5 Gbps (Gigabits per second) speeds.
2. Hong Kong
Hong Kong bagged the second place, with the country’s financial capital showing an average of 21.9 Mbps across services.
Singapore also called as the most “tech-ready nation” by the World Economic Forum, comes in at a close third, The average Internet speed in Singapore is clocked at around 20.2 MBPS.
Tokyo, which is the most crowded metropolitan area in the world and capital of Japan, comes in fourth with an average 19.6 Mbps broadband speed.
The island nation of Taiwan, often in dispute with the government of the People’s Republic of China over its status, is placed at the fifth position with a 15.6 Mbps download speed average.
Which Indian cities have fastest internet speed?
Even though India is a big country, it’s nationwide average internet connectivity is 13.271 Mbps. The 5 cities mentioned below have the best internet speeds in India.
Hyderabad became the first city in India to get 1Gbps internet connectivity and hence, it is also placed at the top of the list. Thanks to ACT Fibernet, which launched the 1Gbps wired broadband internet service with a Fair Usage Policy (FUP) limit of 1TB (terabyte) in Hyderabad. The speed is considered to be 400 times faster than the average internet speed of 2.5 Mbps in India. Previously, Hyderabad used to get 23.556 Mbps speeds on offer.
The capital of Tamil Nadu is placed at the second position for having an average download speed of 41.064 Mbps across the city.
3. New Delhi
New Delhi, the capital of India, comes in at third place for offering an average download speed of 21.996 Mbps.
Known as the technology capital of India, Bengaluru is positioned at fourth spot for providing an average download speed of 21.951 Mbps internet.
Lastly, Mumbai, the city of dreams and also the financial capital of India has an average broadband speed of 10.273 Mbps.
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