Switzerland has world’s fast internet speeds with fixed broadband services achieving 146.81mbps
Business Comparison have analysed data from the SpeedTest Global Index to reveal the countries with the fastest internet speeds, as well as calculating how long it would take to download one hour’s worth of content on Netflix, as a reference.
With most of us working and socialising at home, as well as streaming television, games, films, fitness regimes and more, a quick and reliable broadband connection has never been more important.
But which countries are the most well-equipped to deal with our increased reliance on speedy broadband connections?
The top 10 countries with the fastest internet speeds are as follows:
Switzerland ranks as the country with the fastest internet speeds, taking only 54 seconds to download one hour’s worth of content on Netflix.
Following closely behind are France, Sweden and the USA, all providing residents wait times of under one minute to download 1GB of Netflix. These countries are likely to be considerably more able to cope with increased demands on quick and reliable broadband speeds.
The UK is in 26th place with a fixed average broadband speed of 65.82mbps – with an hour’s worth of Netflix content taking 2 minutes and 2 seconds to download.
The full list of countries and their broadband speeds is below:
Ranking in bottom spots are Mexico, Turkey and Greece, with those living in Greece having to wait over 5 minutes for 1GB of Netflix to download.
Business Comparison looked at the average download speed in Mbps according to the Speedtest Global Index for February 2020. The Speedtest Global Index compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis. Data for the Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month.
They then worked out how long it would take to download one hour’s worth of Netflix content according to the broadband speeds of every country, as a reference. According to Netflix, one hour’s worth of Netflix is equal to 1GBs worth of download.