Internet speeds surge globally

Internet speeds surge globally
Internet speeds are increasing dramatically around the world, with an average rise of more than 20% in speed compared to 2019 according to broadband price comparison website

Topping the tables are Taiwan, Singapore, UK island Jersey and Sweden, with a transition to FTTP (pure fibre) technology being cited as a leading cause of increasing internet speeds in these countries. 

The average global speed clocked in at 11.03Mbps, a 20.65% compared to a study carried out in the previous year. 

The analysis was carried out by, tracking broadband speed measurements in 207 countries and territories across multiple 12-month periods to generate an ‘average’ global speed and to measure how the average varies over time. 

The countries contributing most to the rising average are developed countries which feature established infrastructure and a significant rollout and uptake of new technologies, with countries at the bottom of the table gaining an average increase of 0.47Mbps. 

On average, the top 25 countries saw an average speed increase of 34.62%, with 37 of the top 50 countries being located in Europe. 

The UK territory of Jersey topped the European internet speed table with an average speed of 67.46Mbps, being the first jurisdiction in the world to make FTTP (pure fibre) technology available to every broadband user in the territory. 

Armenia holds Europe’s lowest speed record with an average speed of 4.85Mbps, however the speed has still increased when compared to last year. 

Middle East
In the Middle East, all but seven of the 21 countries are in the bottom 100 results, with Yemen holding the title of the lowest global internet speed with an average of 0.38Mbps.

The United Arab Emirates tops the table for the Middle East with a download speed of 9.62Mbps and is the only country in the region with an average speed significantly higher than 6Mbps. 

Madagascar tops the African tables with an average speed of 22.57 Mbps due to its underwater EASSy cable that supplies the island’s urban centres with fibre broadband speeds. 

Six of the 40 nations in the region have a significantly slower average speed of less than 1Mbps. 

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