World's Top 10 Countries with the fastest Internet speeds

What are the countries with the fastest Internet speeds? Why do some countries have slower Internet speeds than others? 

Hello readers the  topic is very different because often countries are trying to launch 5G network right now and I am going to talk about highest internet speed using country list in this article. In this article, we will also talk about which country is using the fastest internet speed ie 7G and 8G. 

world top 10 countries with highest internet speed
World top 10 countries with highest internet speed

List of top 10 countries with the highest internet Speeds.

#1.South Korea - 26.7 mb/s
#2.Sweden - 19.5 mb/s
#3.Norway - 18.8 mb/s
#4.Japan - 17.5 mb/s
#5.Netherlands - 17.0 mb/s
#6.Hong Kong - 16.8 mb/s
#7.Lativa - 16.7 mb/s
#8.Switzerland - 16.7 mb/s
#9.Finland -16.6 mb/s
#10.Denmark - 16.1 mb/s

Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds Use Fiber Optics To The Home

Akamai maintains a listing of countries ranked by their Internet speeds. It is not surprising that many countries on this list are also countries with active and advanced technology sectors. 

What is surprising is that none of the top ten are what you might think of as the world’s leading nations, at least in terms of economic size, population, social development and other measures of society. 

What these nations do have in common are high levels of personal freedoms, and low levels of censorship and other impediments to Internet access. Believe it or not, the US is ranked 14th worldwide

#1.South Korea:-South Korea is ranked #1 in terms of average connection speed and #3 in terms of average peak connection speed. Average speed is 26.7mb/s while average peak is a much higher 95.3mb/s. The nation has an Internet use rate near 95% of the population that is supported by wide sweeping governmental support of broadband and broadband technology.

Along with this is a very high population density which connecting them all much easier than other places. Visitors to South Korea will be pleased to discover 3G connections over 95% of the country including inside subways, tunnels and buildings. They will also discover free public WiFi with similar coverage.

#2.Sweden :-Sweden comes in a distant 2nd in terms of average connection speeds. The average speed is just 19.5mb/s, about 27% slower than South Korea. The average peak speed is much slower than South Korea, not even ranked in the top 10. 

In terms of use, Sweden ranks 4th with 94% of the population connected in some way. According to the Open Net Initiative there is little to no censorship or government interference with the Internet. They do allow some monitoring of cross border traffic and implement filters to weed out child pornography.

#3.Norway Norway s ranked 3rd in terms of average Internet connection speeds at 18.8mb/s. It boasts being the 1st non-English speaking nation on the net, having connected with the ARPANET in 1971 to help monitor communist Russia. Since then they have been a leader in building fiber optic and 4G infrastructure. 

Even remote islands in the far north have speeds far faster than most other countries. Norway’s constitution also protects the rights to privacy and freedoms of press and speech. The Open Net Initiative says there is no evidence of governmental filtering. 

#4.Japan :- Japan is ranked 4th with average speeds near 17.5mb/s and 5th with peak average speeds near 82.5mb/s. In terms of roll out, Japan is among the first to fully realize the potential of the Internet and invest in its infrastructure. Japan is a leader in FTTH, fiber optics to the max, and has been using it for 100% of their networking needs.

Major telecom providers offered ISP services as early as 1996 with the implementation of high-speed broadband in 2000. It is estimated that 86% of households and 99% of businesses larger than 100 employees use the net. 

In terms of regulation Japan’s Internet is among the least regulated, relying on a system of self-regulation implemented by the businesses that operate across the web. The country also protects the freedom of speech and the press with little to no limit on access or use of the net.

#5.Netherlands :-The Netherlands is ranked 5th for average speed, 17.0mb/s. According to the OECD the Netherlands ties Switzerland in having the most broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. It also boasts no broadband caps (limits on the amount of data that can be transmitted) and the most homes with 50mb/s+ connected homes in Europe. 

This is due to a nationwide roll out of fiber optic networking and the local loop bundling. The local loop allows for multiple access routes at the user end providing greater capability and redundancy in the case of damage or attack. The government actively supports no censorship or blocking of the net but does attempt to control copyright infringements, child pornography and other criminal uses.

#6.Hong Kong :-Hong Kong ranks 6th in terms of average speed but 2nd in terms of average peak speed. Average speed is 16.8mb/s, about average among top nations, but average peak is closer to 105mb/s, fast enough to download a lengthy movie in its entirety in minutes. 

Hong Kong shares a characteristic with South Korea having an incredibly large and unbelievably dense population, a characteristic that makes it incredibly easy to connect them all together. If Hong Kong has a problem with the net, it is that there is too much of it. This is because of aggressive use of FTTH and low pricing driven by high competition among ISPs.

#7.Lativa :-Latvia comes in 7th with an average speed near 16.7mb/s. The country has little to no censorship of the Internet, does not block access and employs fiber optics in an efficient manner. 

Travelers will be happy to find 3G and broadband connections just about every place they go and much of it is free. Further, Latvia is among a block of nations within central Europe well known for its history in mathematics. School children are introduced to math and technology and a young age and use it daily in the home and school.

#8.Switzerland :-Switzerland ties Latvia with average speeds near 16.7mb/s. The country has one of the highest Internet use penetration rates in Europe and is actively upgrading its networks. DSL and broadband over the phone are the number one means of access due to the high cost of fiber optics.

Fiber optics are available but used primarily by business. The net has little to no limits on use although the Swiss will censor on a case-by-case basis. Freedom of the press and speech are protected but there are penalties for inflaming or provoking racial hatred or other criminal activities.

#9.Finland :-Finland is 9th in terms of average speed at 16.6mb/s. While its speeds may not match that of the fastest nations Finland does lead in two areas. It was one of the first countries to adopt widespread and mainstream use of the net, beginning in the early ’80’s, and is the first to make Internet access a national right. 

The country makes widespread use of fiber optic networking with FTTH available in many places. Finland also maintains freedom of the press and speech with no censorship or government impediments to access. Fees are usually low due to high competition with services offered in a variety of packages.

#10.Denmark:- Denmark rounds out the top 10 with an average connection speed of 16.1mb/s. While low compared to South Korea’s 27.6 it is still fast and 3 times the global average. What sets Denmark apart from most other nations with high connection speeds is the long running monopoly on telecommunications and the last-mile infrastructure. 

TDC, a formerly state owned monopoly, owns all the copper connections running into homes and businesses. Even so Danes enjoy low cost, high speed and reliable access above and beyond the average European. In recent years this monopoly has come under attack as private business consortiums begin to build out FTTH networks.

Rest of the world 

Overall, average global internet speed is 5.6Mbps, as of Q4 in 2015. In Q3 of 2016, the global average internet speed increased to 6.3Mbps, which represents a 2.3% improvement. (Average global speeds are according to Akamai data and reporting, collected from 200 different countries).

What is meaning of Mbps :- megabits per second mbps
Average download speed :- 5.6mbps
Speed in South Korea - We know world highest internet usage speed is in korea.

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