NATIONS WITH FASTEST INTERNET SPEED ACCESS 2014

Internet and Multimedia

 

Today’s world, internet connection is a necessity not luxury. High-speed internet connectivity saves time.

Here is the top 10 countries with fastest internet speeds ranked by megabytes per second (Mbps), according to IT consulting company Akamai.

10) Finland – 7.1 Mbps

During the first quarter of 2013, average speeds for broadband internet connections were 7.7 Mbps. Speed in 2012 averaged 7.1 Mbps, up 20 percent from the previous year.

9) Sweden – 7.3 Mbps

Swedes enjoyed speeds averaging 7.3 Mbps in 2012, up 29 percent from the previous year. In the first quarter of 2013, average connection speeds were 8.3 Mbps.

8) United States – 8.6 Mbps

During the first quarter of 2013, speeds averaged 8.6 Mbps. Average connection speeds in 2012 were 7.4 Mbps, around 28 percent faster than the previous year.

7) Czech Republic – 9.7 Mbps

Citizens of Czech Republic enjoyed internet speeds of 8.1 Mbps in 2012, around 21 percent faster than the previous year. During the first quarter of 2013, broadband connection speeds were 9.6 Mbps.

6) The Netherlands – 9.6 Mbps

The people residing in the Netherlands enjoyed an average broadband connection speed of 8.6 Mbps in 2012, up 3.3 percent from 2011. During the first quarter of 2013, speeds averaged 9.6 Mbps. The Netherlands is ranked with Switzerland in having the most broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

5) Switzerland – 10.06 Mbps

The internet penetration rate in Switzerland is among the highest in the world. Around 85.2 percent of the population of this nation has internet connection. In the year 2012, the average broadband connection speeds in Switzerland were 8.7 Mbps, up 20 percent from 2011. During the first quarter of 2013, the speed was 10.06 Mbps.

4) Latvia – 9.8 Mbps

Latvia is a developed nation in the European Union, with all modern communication services. The citizens of Latvia could access the internet with speeds of 8.9 Mbps in the year 2012, up 20 percent faster than in 2011. In the first quarter of 2013, internet speeds in this nation hit 9.8 Mbps.

3) Hong Kong – 9.3 Mbps

Hong Kong enjoys world-class infrastructure. Internet speeds averaged 9.3 Mbps in 2012, up 5.4 percent from the previous year. Average internet speeds in mainland China is 1.7 Mbps.

2) Japan – 11.6 Mbps

Citizens of the “Land of Rising Sun” enjoyed internet speeds of 10.8 Mbps in 2012, up 19 percent from the previous year. During the first quarter of 2013, the average connection speeds were 11.6 Mbps. Japan recognized the potential of the internet way back in 1996, when major companies like Fujitsu and NTT offered ISP services.

1) South Korea – 14.2 Mbps

Right at the top of the list we have South Korea, the undisputed world leader in internet connectivity. It has the world’s fastest average internet connection speed. The nation offered its people internet connection with speeds of 14 Mbps in 2012, down 13 percent from the previous year. During the first quarter of 2013, the average connection speeds were 14.2 Mbps.

These countries are helping their citizens immensely by providing access to high-speed internet.

 

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