Out of 200 countries, Hungary has one of the fastest internet connections. We are ninth on the list, reports index.hu.
The Cable surveyed 200 countries. They did 163 million speed tests with the help of Google, Princeton University and the M-Lab. It took 12 months to gather all the data, but the findings were rather interesting.
They looked at the countries’ last rankings, the mean average download speed and how long it would take to download a 5GB HD movie using average speed. From this, they found out that the internet in Hungary is even faster than it was last year. We moved up 6 places compared to last year. In Hungary, it only takes about 20 minutes to download a 5GB movie.
The country with the fastest internet access is Singapore since they rely heavily on digital infrastructure. The next three are all Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In Sweden, for example, 60% of the population has access to speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Europe has the world’s highest concentration of countries with fast or very fast broadband. Out of the 53 countries measured in Europe all but one (Armenia) fall in the top 100 fastest.
The average speed of the world is 9.10 Mbps, which is 23% higher than last year’s speed. This increase in average speed is due to the countries with previously high speeds that got even faster. The first 100 countries got faster by 5.43 Mbps, while the last 100 on the list increased their speed by only 0.41 Mbps.
Although 36 of the first 50 countries are European, it is interesting to note that the UK just fell back from the 31st place to the 35th. And it is likely that they will slip more positions in the coming years, while the countries ahead of them will just increase their lead.
Other interesting places on the list:
Romania: 5th place
Russia: 47th place
Nigeria: 152nd place.
Featured image: cable.co.uk