Yasmeen Sewnarain
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29 Jul 2019
10:32 am

These countries have the fastest internet in the world for 2019

Yasmeen Sewnarain

Singapore is the speed champion in the fixed broadband category for June 2019.

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According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, which culls the results of millions of tests conducted over the month via its web and mobile apps, the average speed of fixed broadband internet around the world has increased by 28.5% over the last year, climbing up to download speeds of 59.45 Mbps in June 2019.

A similar trend is seen in the mobile world with connections topping off at an average of 27.44 Mbps, an increase of 18.8% compared to the same period in 2018.

Singapore is the speed champion in the fixed broadband category for June 2019, while South Korea comes in first for mobile bandwidth speed.

South Africa is up four places since last month in the fixed broadband category, and is currently sitting at 96 with a speed of 21.47 Mbps.

However, the ranking for mobile bandwidth speed is 57 – down five places since last month – coming in at an average of 29.08 Mbps.

The 10 top fixed broadband connections

1. Singapore, 195.88 Mbps
2. Hong Kong, 173.54
3. South Korea, 144.99
4. Romania, 128.88
5. Andorra, 128.48
6. Monaco, 123.12
7. United States, 119.09
8. Switzerland, 116.98
9. Liechtenstein, 113.49
10. Hungary, 112.37

The 10 top mobile internet connections

1. South Korea, 90.06
2. Norway, 64.80
3. Canada, 63.63
4. Australia, 63.20
5. The Netherlands, 60.31
6. Qatar, 60.09
7. United Arab Emirates, 57.45
8. Switzerland, 52.03
9. Croatia, 51.62
10. Singapore, 51.11

To make it into the ranking in each category of Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, each country must have at least 300 unique user results for mobile or fixed broadband.

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