What are the Average Internet Speed in the world? How fast are they in your country compare to others? Take a look at the graph above.
This blog examines the real-world internet connection speeds for people in the top 50 countries on the Internet, that means the countries with the most Internet users.
In addition, this list of countries ranges with 420 million Internet users to 4.75 million Internet users. We’ve included this ranking within parenthesis next to each country in the charts below for those who want to know.
These 50 countries together have more than 1.8 billion Internet users. As we mentioned before, the number you see within parenthesis next to each country is its worldwide rank in terms of Internet users, i.e. its size on the Internet. The chart is sorted by the average connection speed.
Some observations on average internet speed in the world:
South Korea, as is well known, is something of an Internet speed king, and that’s made abundantly clear in this chart. At an average connection speed of almost 17 Mbit/s it thoroughly outclasses the competition.
China, although the largest country on the Internet, still lags behind when it comes to Internet connection speeds. Its average of 0.86 Mbit/s is far below the world average of 1.8 Mbit/s (see below).
And speaking of China, Hong Kong is clearly far ahead of its mother country. With Hong Kong’s average connection speed of 8.6 Mbit/s, it’s second only to South Korea.
It’s also interesting that all three top positions are in Asia.
Of the top 10 in this “speed list,” three are from Asia, and seven from Europe.
Canada beats the United States, barely, with 4.7 Mbit/s versus 4.6 Mbit/s.