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Revealed: Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds, 2020

Taiwan and Singapore top the list of the countries and territories with the fastest internet speeds in the world – the United States is at 15th place and the United Kingdom at 33rd in the ‘Global League’ rankings.

The global average download speed has gone from about 9Mbps in 2017 to just over 11Mbps in 2019. The average download speed in top spot Taiwan is 85.02 megabits per second and that speed it would take someone just eight seconds to download a high definition movie.

They also found that 7 of the top 10 countries and territories with the fastest internet speeds were in Europe – with the fastest coming from the island of Jersey – with speeds of 67 megabits per second – 3 times higher than the United Kingdom.

The top ten countries in terms of internet speeds include Taiwan, Singapore, Jersey, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Norway.

Yemen is the country with the slowest internet speeds in the world. It would take more than 30 minutes to download a 5gb movie from a 300 Kbps internet connection – that is just a third of a megabit and slower than even 3G mobile internet.

Top Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds, 2020

RankCountryAverage download speed (megabits per second)
1Taiwan85.02
2Singapore70.86
3Jersey67.46
4Sweden55.18
5Denmark49.19
6Japan42.77
7Luxembourg41.69
8Netherlands40.21
9Switzerland38.85
10San Marino38.73
11Norway38.46
12Andorra38.31
13Spain36.06
14Belgium35.69
15United States32.89
16Latvia32.74
17New Zealand32.72
18Estonia31.55
19Hong Kong31.37
20Hungary31.1
21Lithuania30.66
22France30.44
23Slovakia29.45
24Finland29.34
25Canada28.76
26Slovenia27.83
27Germany24.64
28Poland24.38
29Ireland23.87
30Malaysia23.86
31Czech Republic23.27
32Portugal22.75
33Madagascar22.57
34United Kingdom22.37
35Iceland22.13
36Liechtenstein22.04
37Romania21.8
38Gibraltar20.27
39Monaco20.2
40Austria19.33
41Macao19.19
42Republic of Korea19.18
43Serbia19.17
44Guernsey18.26
45Thailand18.21
46Malta18.16
47Italy17.3
48Croatia17.22
49Bulgaria16.95
50Australia16.36
51Cayman Islands16.12
52Barbados16.03
53Aruba15.15
54Russia14.89
55Bermuda13.55
56Greece13.41
57Belarus13.19
58Trinidad and Tobago12.9
59Kosovo12.07
60Republic of Moldova11.56
61U.S. Virgin Islands11.45
62Bahamas11.13
63Isle of Man11.04
64Cyprus11
65Faroe Islands10.21
66Runion10.02
67United Arab Emirates9.62
68Dominica9.48
69Uruguay9.16
70Montenegro9.1
71Jamaica9.08
72Israel8.85
73Turks and Caicos Islands8.78
74India8.66
75South Africa8.4
76Panama8.09
77Puerto Rico8
78North Macedonia7.97
79Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba7.92
80British Virgin Islands7.75
81Ukraine7.72
82Sri Lanka7.67
83Curaao7.64
84Kenya7.62
85Albania7.61
86Bosnia and Herzegovina7.53
87Martinique7.23
88Georgia7.14
89Vietnam7.02
90Belize6.8
91Guadeloupe6.72
92Indonesia6.65
93Greenland6.51
94Bahrain6.24
95St Kitts and Nevis6.16
96Saint Lucia6.08
97Philippines6.05
98Mexico6.02
99Antigua and Barbuda5.91
100Morocco5.48
101Qatar5.35
102Turkey5.27
103Saudi Arabia5.27
104Jordan5.2
105Sint Maarten5.13
107Oman5.07
106Grenada5.07
108Mauritius5.02
109Myanmar4.87
110Armenia4.85
111Brazil4.84
112Brunei4.78
113Kazakhstan4.66
114Tunisia4.64
115Fiji4.62
116Anguilla4.59
117Costa Rica4.52
118Iran (Islamic Republic of)4.39
119New Caledonia4.34
120Saint-Barthlemy4.12
121Dominican Republic4.09
122Cambodia4.03
123Saint Martin3.98
124Chile3.89
125Kuwait3.88
126Saint Vincent and the Grenadines3.81
127Guam3.73
128Nepal3.62
129Paraguay3.55
130Guyana3.49
131Colombia3.48
132Ecuador3.46
133Suriname3.4
134Namibia3.39
135Rwanda3.34
136Cabo Verde3.31
137Guatemala3.22
138Uganda3.22
139Ghana3.2
140Zambia3.13
141Azerbaijan3.1
142Burundi3.03
143Haiti2.94
144El Salvador2.93
145Seychelles2.93
146Laos2.92
147Peru2.86
148Honduras2.84
149Argentina2.83
150Zimbabwe2.73
151Bangladesh2.72
152China2.69
154Nicaragua2.54
153Comoros2.54
155Kyrgyzstan2.5
156Papua New Guinea2.47
157Tanzania2.34
158French Guiana2.26
159Senegal2.25
160Mozambique2.16
161Liberia2.11
162Mongolia2.1
163Togo1.96
164Sudan1.93
165Botswana1.92
166Libya1.88
167Lebanon1.84
168Ivory Coast1.83
169Palestine1.83
170Maldives1.81
171Bolivia1.73
172Cuba1.66
173Egypt1.62
174Malawi1.59
175Mali1.56
176Nigeria1.56
177French Polynesia1.51
178Eswatini (Formerly Swaziland)1.45
179Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)1.44
180Iraq1.39
181Uzbekistan1.37
182Algeria1.37
183Venezuela1.37
184Afghanistan (Islamic Republic of)1.26
185Gabon1.26
186Guinea1.25
188Gambia1.21
187Angola1.21
189Sierra Leone1.2
190DR Congo1.1
191Mayotte1.09
192Tajikistan1.05
193Cameroon1.03
194Burkina Faso1.02
195Syria0.95
196Benin0.94
197Congo Republic0.93
198Djibouti0.88
199Sao Tome and Príncipe0.87
200Somalia0.86
201Ethiopia0.8
202Niger0.71
203Turkmenistan0.7
204Mauritania (Islamic Republic of)0.59
205Equatorial Guinea0.51
206East Timor (Timor-Leste)0.45
207Yemen0.38

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Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.