In 2018, the world’s population was about 7.6 billion people, and half of this population (about 4 billion people), according to research, was discovered to be internet users. As a necessity, most internet users will likely prefer to access the fastest internet network. Whether used streaming of podcasts, working remotely for digital nomads, making video calls with family members, fast internet access makes all these possible.
The internet speed for individual countries varies and is measured by megabits per second. Generally, three factors determine the average internet speed: upload speed, download speed, and latency. In other to enjoy a decent speed, all three must function optimally. According to a current study, the average internet speed is 9.1 Mbps. Now to the question, who has the fastest internet speed in the world?
In this write-up, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the internet speed of different countries to attend to the question above.
The fastest Internet in the World
The internet speed of different countries or regions tends to increase year after year due to technological advancement. This is a welcome development, but most of these advancements can only be seen in countries with the required infrastructure, while undeveloped countries continue to lag behind.
- The average download speed is 85.02 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 8 minutes, 2 seconds
Taiwan earned itself the top spot with a download speed of 85 Mbps. This means that while it takes about 8 minutes to download a 5GB movie, the same movie will take about 30 hours to download in Yemen, the country with the lease download speed.
- The normal download speed is 70.86 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 9 minutes, 36 seconds
Singapore is in second place, with 70.86 Mbps dropping from the top spot from earlier research. In the space of 9 minutes, you’re done downloading a movie of 5GB
- The average download speed is 67.46 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 10 minutes.
The coasts of Jersey have continued to progress steadily among the countries with a fast internet speed of 67.46 Mbps. The small country climbed from the 10th position from the previous list released.
- The average download speed is 55.18 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 12 minutes, 22 seconds
With a download speed of 55.18 Mbps, those residing in Sweden will have to wait for about 12 minutes to download a movie of 5GB.
- The average download speed is 49.19 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 13 minutes, 53 seconds
Denmark, a neighbor to Sweden, is in fourth place with a download speed of 49.19 Mbps, meaning it will only take about 14 minutes to download a 5GB file.
- The average download speed is 42.77 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 15 minutes, 58 seconds
Japan is positioned at number six with a download speed of 42.77 Mbps, which means a file of 5GB will last for about 16 minutes to download completely. When compared to Denmark, it is about 2 minutes slower. However, it remains above average.
- The average download speed is 41.69 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 16 minutes, 23 seconds
This internet speed will allow folks in this European country to download a file of 5GB within a space of 16 minutes.
- The average download speed is 40.21 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 16 minutes, 59 seconds
Though the Netherlands’ demography may be small, they still boost a download speed of 40.21 Mbps. This translates to downloading a 5GB movie in about 17 minutes.
- The average download speed is 38.85 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 17 minutes, 34 seconds
This spot is an improvement to Switzerland compared to the list released last year. The country can now boast of a download speed of 38.85 Mbps. Meaning the residents have to tight for about 17 minutes for a file of 5GB to complete its download.
- The average download speed is 38.73 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 17 minutes, 37 seconds
San Marino is known as one of the Most Serene Republic. The residents enjoy a download speed of 38.73 Mbps, which translates to nearly 18 minutes to download a movie of 5GB.
- The average download speed is 38.46 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 17 minutes, 45 seconds
The Scandinavian country fell from its initial fourth place, where the download speed was 40.12 Mbps, to this position. At the moment, the download speed is 38.46 Mbps
- The average download speed is 38.30 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 17 minutes, 49 seconds
The European country has climbed from its former 18th place with now a download speed of 38.31 Mbps, which is very impressive.
- The average download speed is 36.06 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 18 minutes, 56 seconds
With the download speed of 36.06 Mbps, downloading a 5GB movie will require about 19 minutes to complete. This is an improvement compared to what it was last year.
- The average download speed is 35.69 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 19 minutes, 8 seconds
Belgium dropped from last year’s list from 36.70 Mbps. At the moment, the country can now boost of 35.69 Mbps.
- The average download speed is 32.89 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 20 minutes, 55 seconds
Compared to the average speed last year (25.85 Mbps), United States has continued to improve its download speed. Now it will take nearly 21 minutes to download a file of 5GB.
- The average download speed is 32.74 Mbps
- To download a 5GB movie takes about 20 minutes, 51 seconds
Lastly, Latvia climbed from their previous average speed of 28.62 Mbps to 32.74 Mbps. For Latvians, now they need to sit tight for nearly 21 minutes to complete file size of 5GB.
The global internet speed remains an open-source project which has been organized by Cable.co.uk in conjunction with M-Lab. Apart from these, other educational institutions, private companies, and civil organizations have also contributed immensely to this project. The league has maintained its success rate. This is their third consecutive report of showcasing countries with the fastest internet worldwide and duration it will take for a 5GB movie to download.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which country tops as the fastest Internet around the world?
At the moment, Taiwan remains at the top with an average download speed of 85.02 Mbps. This means that within 8 minutes and some seconds, 5GB movie must have finished downloading.
In the United States, which company has the fastest Internet?
From research, Google Fiber tops the list as the fastest, Verizon Fios follows closely on the list. The ping rates, download and upload speed of these two fiber internet providers have been impressive.
Which country uses 7g?
Norway provides 7G and 8G internet services. This is offered by one of Norway’s telecom giant “Telenor.” They’ve continued to increase the speed of personal internet usage.