According to the analysis of Datareportal.com, Hungary was among the top 10 countries with the fastest internet connection in the world in 2019. Panda Security also emphasised that last year, the average bandwidth of domestic wired Internet connection reached 128.07 Mbps, ranking Hungary the 10th in the global leader board.
Based on the analysis, the development is almost 20% compared to last year. The United States ranks 9th with a bandwidth of 130.79 Mbps, and the world’s fastest wired Internet connection, with an average of 200.12 Mbps, is available to users in Singapore, 24 reported.
Security experts confirmed that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the internet is currently under extreme pressure, which can be sensed in Hungary.
This is perfectly illustrated by the fact that the historical data traffic record was broken on March 21 at Budapest Internet Exchange (BIX), one of the largest independent Hungarian data exchange centres.
On that day, a peak of 252.7 Gbps data traffic was registered, while the previous record was 245.9 Gbps. This indicates that the domestic network is also constantly subject to a drastic load.
The Datareportal survey also points out that Internet use is about to reach another milestone this year. At the end of last year, 4.54 billion people had Internet access, representing 59% of the world’s population. Thus, the world’s population could cross the 60% mark already in the first half of the year, meaning that nearly two-thirds of the population will have an internet connection. The constantly expanding circle of users and data traffic emphasise the key role of security issues.
Panda Security announced that in response to the current situation, it would allow its existing corporate customers to extend their license for three months free of charge in Hungary as well. It will also make its home cybersecurity service available free of charge for three months for teachers and students in public education.