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Ever since its inception in the 1990s, the internet has been one of the foremost drivers of globalization and worldwide networking. It has become the fundamental platform of a network of interconnected global economic and social affairs. From connecting people through social media to connecting the production of mass products in factories, the internet has become a part of our day to day life in this 21st century.
However, the most fruitful benefit from internet facilities could only be achieved if there is a considerable speed on the internet in the region. If accessing data and information takes time, and is interrupted most of the time, it will not be as beneficial as it could be.
The maps in this article showcase everything you need to know about the internet speeds by country.
Fastest Fixed Broadband Internet Speed By Country
Singapore and Iceland have the best wireless and fixed internet in the world.
Notice that all the high-ranking countries in this list are geographically and population-wise very small nations.
This is mainly because their “user-traffic” is really low compared to the advanced technologies they use in internet provision and access!
Fixed internet broadbands require state of the art, powerful hardware to accompany them. And these countries mainly have ultra-fast fiber optic technologies.
This Map Shows The Average Mobile Internet Speed By Country 2019
Note that this shows the “mobile internet speed” meaning the speed of “wireless” internet connections such as connections that connect users to the internet via devices such as mobile devices, wireless routers, and modems.
For the mobile internet connections to be faster, it requires a significant investment in the internet infrastructure and heavy maintenance costs have to incurred to facilitate their upkeep.
You can see clearly in the list that All the countries in it are Highly Developed Nations in the world. Most of them are European with Asia’s two of the richest countries.
By 2020, it is estimated that there will be nearly 5.69 billion mobile internet connection users.
World’s Fastest Mobile Internet Speed By Country
In South Korea around 50% of people play video games regularly and out of that, 75% play online games.
Countries With The Slowest Internet Speed In The World
The following nations have the slowest internet speed, wireless or broadband, in the world (Weforum.org). You should not go to these countries if you want a fast internet connection.
- Tajikistan: less than 7.5 Mbps
- Afghanistan: less than 7.5 Mbps
- Iraq: less than 7.5 Mbps
- Algeria: less than 7.5 Mbps
- Venezuela: less than 7.5 Mbps
Almost all the countries with slow internet speed are in military, economic and/or political problems.
Afghanistan and Iraq have been decimated and ravaged by war and Islamic terrorism and so is Algeria, where conflicts, terror attacks are most commonplace. in the case of Venezuela, the beautiful Latin American nations have been in a political turmoil for some time now and the economy has been declining for the past few years.
What Is The Internet?
According to general definitions, the internet is a “network of networks” that consists of private, public, academic, business and government networks of local to the global scope and uses an array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies.
Today, there’s approximately more than 48% of people out of 7.4 billion in the world use the internet, both individuals and organizations.
The internet does not have a centralized authority, any government or any organization that controls it.
Recent Trends In World Internet Speeds
In 2018 alone, global average internet speeds increased by 15%. Download speeds arose nearly 15% and internet upload speeds surged nearly 11.2% to 9 Megabytes per second.
In addition, broadband internet connections over Fiber Optic Cables are increasingly becoming popular over traditional metal cables.
Also, the cost of internet connections around the world has been declining steadily. There are More than 41% of the internet in the developing world now. And in the developed world, 81% out of the total population living in developed countries are using the internet.