List of countries by Internet connection speeds

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This list of countries by Internet connection speed lists the average connection speed of Internet access by end-users.

Rankings[edit]

As published in the report State of the Internet by Akamai Technologies in 2013,[1] the fastest average download data rate was measured at 23 Mbit/s in South Korea, which is over 40% faster than the next ranked country, Japan, with 12.9 Mbit/s. South Korea's speed is almost six times faster than the world average of 3.8 Mbit/s, and more than twice as fast as the United States at 10 Mbit/s. 100 Mbit/s service is the average standard in urban South Korean homes and the country has rolled out 1 Gbit/s (1,000 Mbit/s) connections nationwide, which cost $20 per month,[2][3] approximately 263 times faster than the world average and 100 times faster than the average speed in the United States.[4]

Akamai 2014 rankings[edit]

Rank Country/Territory Avg. connection speed (Mbit/s)[5]
- World average 3.9
1  South Korea 23.6
2  Japan 14.6
3  Hong Kong 13.3
4  Switzerland 12.7
5  Netherlands 12.4
6  Latvia 12.0
7  Sweden 11.6
8  Czech Republic 11.2
9  Finland 10.7
10  Ireland 10.7
11  United States 10.5
12  Denmark 10.5
13  Norway 10.1
14  Belgium 10.0
15  United Kingdom 9.9
16  Canada 9.7
17  Romania 9.5
18  Austria 9.4
19  Taiwan 8.9
20  Israel 8.9
21  Russia 8.6
22  Singapore 8.4
23  Germany 8.1
24  Hungary 7.5
25  Poland 7.5
26  Slovakia 7.3
27  Spain 7.2
28  France 6.6
29  Portugal 6.4
31  New Zealand 5.6
30  Australia 6.0
32  Thailand 5.2
33  Italy 5.2
34  Turkey 5.0
35  Uruguay 4.3
36  United Arab Emirates 4.3
37  Mexico 4.0
38  Malaysia 3.5
39  Chile 3.3
40  Ecuador 3.3
41  Argentina 3.2
42  China 3.2
43  Colombia 3.0
44  Peru 2.7
45  Brazil 2.6
46  Panama 2.6
47  South Africa 2.6
48  Indonesia 2.4
49  Philippines 2.1
50  Costa Rica 2.0
51  Vietnam 2.0
52  India 1.7
53  Venezuela 1.3
54  Paraguay 1.2
55  Bolivia 0.9

Akamai 2013 rankings[edit]

Akamai does not publish results for all countries. Therefore, the rankings displayed here are only valid for the top 21 countries. The rest have been ranked in the order of their connection speeds as published in the report, with ties sorted alphabetically.

Rank Country/Territory Avg. connection speed (Mbit/s)[5]
- World average 3.8
1  South Korea 21.9
2  Japan 12.8
3  Netherlands 12.4
4  Hong Kong 12.2
5  Switzerland 12.0
6  Czech Republic 11.4
7  Sweden 10.5
8  Ireland 10.4
9  Switzerland 10.4
10  Belgium 9.8
11  Denmark 9.5
12  United Kingdom 9.4
13  Finland 9.1
14  Austria 9.0
14  Canada 9.0
16  Norway 8.7
17  Taiwan 8.3
18  Israel 8.2
19  Singapore 7.9
20  Germany 7.7
21  Poland 7.5
22  Iceland 7.4
22  Russia 7.4
24  Romania 7.2
25  Hungary 6.9
26  France 6.6
26  Slovakia 6.6
26  Spain 6.6
29  Luxembourg 6.5
30  Portugal 6.4
31  United States 6.0
32  Australia 5.8
33  New Zealand 5.3
34  Italy 5.2
35  Greece 4.9
36  Thailand 4.8
37  Turkey 4.3
38  United Arab Emirates 4.2
39  Mexico 4.0
40  Chile 3.4
40  China 3.4
40  Ecuador 3.4
43  Argentina 3.1
43  Uruguay 3.1
45  Kuwait 3.0
45  Malaysia 3.0
47  Colombia 2.9
48  Brazil 2.7
48  Peru 2.7
48  Saudi Arabia 2.7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Akamai State of the Internet Report". Akamai Technologies. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hellovision's 1Gbps package at 21,000 KRW per month" (in Korean). CJ Hellovision. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  3. ^ KT launched GiGA Internet, Korea's first nationwide gigabit Internet service on Oct. 20
  4. ^ McDonald, Mark (21 February 2011). "Home Internet May Get Even Faster in South Korea". New York Times. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Akamai Technologies. "Akamai's State Of The Internet" (pdf). Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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