Top 10 Countries With the Fastest Internet in the World


Currently, the Internet is of crucial importance in society, since its use is general and immense, and offers technologies to facilitate communication, activities, information, among other factors. The mobile Internet, for example, already creates about $ 700 billion in revenues annually in 13 nations, representing around 70% of global GDP, amounting to $ 780 per adult, and generated jobs for approximately 3 million individuals. Overall, the average web page loads at 6.3 megabits per second, a number referring to how many millions of bits of data can be moved in a second. While 6.3 mbps is not fast enough to watch a Netflix program or send an email, it is still very slow. Data from the world’s fastest Internet countries is compiled by a Massachusetts-based operator, Akami Technologies, who studied how Internet speeds are organized in countries around the world. Each quarter, the company releases a report classifying countries by the speed of the Internet. Check out!

10. FINLAND

People in Finland use the Internet at 17.7 mbps on average, which is relatively fast. In 2010, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the country offered to each Finnish citizen, at least one Internet connection of 1 mbps. That’s not to say too much, 1 mbps will only allow you to send emails in a snail’s pace, surf the web, and watch low-quality YouTube videos. It is very slow to actually download or upload large files.

9. CZECH REPUBLIC

The Internet in the Czech Republic carries 17.8 mbps on average, up 31% from last year. This speed is slightly above what most people in the United States would consider medium, allowing you to watch HD videos and surf the web without any kind of delay.

8. NETHERLANDS

The average Internet speed of the Netherlands is 17.9 mbps. The country also has the highest percentage of homes using the Internet in the European Union, according to a report in 2014.

7. JAPAN

High-speed optical fibers, cables that allow faster Internet , run throughout Japan, offering users an average Internet speed of 18.2 mbps. In other words, several people in a home can be on Netflix, playing video games, and surfing the web on different devices at the same time, without any slowness. Japan is one of several countries that has been working on the super fast Internet of 100 gbps. Meanwhile, Japanese provider So-net offers 2 gbps Internet, twice as fast as Google Fiber, making it the world’s fastest commercially available Internet service.

6. LATVIA

Latvia’s average Internet speed is 18.3 MB, which is almost 3 times faster than the global average, with Latvia being the sixth in this selection of the 10 fastest Internet countries in the world.

5. SWITZERLAND

The Internet in Switzerland zune at an average of 18.7 mbps, a 25% increase over last year, ranking Switzerland fifth in this selection of the 10 countries with the fastest Internet in the world.

4. HONG KONG

Hong Kong was the first country in the world to reach 60 mbps in 2013. Currently, its residents enjoy an average Internet speed of 19.9 mbps.

3. SWEDEN

The Swedish Internet runs at an average of 20.6 mbps, that is, most people rarely experience delays, until they have multiple requests occurring that use a lot of bandwidth. The country has seen a 32% increase in speed since last year, being third in this selection of the 10 countries with the fastest Internet in the world.

2. NORWAY

At 21.3 mbps, Norway saw the highest growth of 68% in Internet speed since last year, compared to any other country in the selection. At this speed, a computer could upload or download around 5 high-quality photos per second.

1. SOUTH KOREA

People in South Korea enjoy the fastest Internet in the world, according to the Akami report, which is the country’s leading position in this selection of the 10 fastest-growing internet countries in the world. The average Internet speed of the country is at 29 mbps, which is 4.6 times faster than the global average. To put things in perspective, the average HD movie is about 5,000 mb. At a speed of 29 mbps, a computer could download that in just over 2 and a half minutes. While more than 80 percent of South Korea’s homes have access to some of the world’s fastest Internet connections, they face usage restrictions. According to a 2015 report by the nonprofit Freedom House, many Internet users deal with the intense Internet censorship in South Korea.