Internet accessibility and speeds vary significantly around the world, with some countries and territories boasting faster connections than others.
Earlier this month, web analytics service Speedtest by Ookla released their annual roundup of global internet speeds, noting improvements to both mobile and fixed broadband speeds around the world. According to their data, the global mean of download speeds was 55.07 Mbps for mobile — a 59.5% increase — and 107.50 Mbps for fixed broadband — a 31.9% increase.
Compared to July 2019, mean download speed over mobile was 98.9% faster in July 2021. On fixed broadband, mean download speed was 68.2% faster in July 2021 compared to the same period two years ago.
Countries with the fastest internet speeds have remained relatively consistent over the last three years.
Here are the top 10 places with the fastest mobile internet:
1. United Arab Emirates
2. South Korea
7. Saudi Arabia
Here are the top 10 places with the fastest fixed broadband speeds:
3. Hong Kong
7. South Korea
In other news, China has tightened its video gaming restrictions for minors.