The uses of the internet are wide and varied, including finding information, keeping in touch with loved ones, and watching movies. It’s no wonder the number of internet users worldwide has risen in recent years.

A good online experience stems from having fast and reliable internet connection speeds. This raises the question: Which country has the fastest internet?

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Internet speed ranking by country and territory

According to the latest data on internet speed ranking, Singapore has the world’s fastest internet. Its average download speed on fixed internet connections is 263.51 Mbps (megabits per second). In other words, it would take less than four seconds to download a one-gigabyte file in Singapore. 

To put Singapore’s fast internet speed in perspective, we need to look at the global average. Worldwide, the average fixed internet speed for downloads is 90.21 Mbps—around one-third of Singapore’s. 

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Second on the list of countries and territories with the world’s fastest internet is Hong Kong. Its download speed is 259.02 Mbps, which means, like in Singapore, it would take less than four seconds to download a one-gigabyte file. This is followed by Chile, with a download speed of 249.82 Mbps. 

At 248.92 Mbps, China has the fourth-fastest internet speed in the world. As the country with the most ecommerce sales worldwide, having a quick online connection in China is important for both consumers and businesses there. Rounding out the top five on the list comparing average internet speeds by country and territory is Monaco, with a download speed of 247.37 Mbps. 

The United Arab Emirates has the sixth-fastest internet speed in the world. The average download speed there is 239.4 Mbps, marginally slower than Monaco’s. Incidentally, the UAE also has one of the highest internet adoption rates in the world, with 99% of its population connected. 

The United States, the second-biggest ecommerce market worldwide, follows in seventh place, with a speed of 219.71 Mbps. Thailand is close behind in eighth place. It has a download speed of 216.26 Mbps. After Thailand, Denmark ranks next with an average internet speed of 209.52 Mbps for downloads via fixed connections. France rounds out the list with a download speed of 207.41 Mbps, just slightly slower than Denmark’s.

Of the 10 countries and territories on the list comparing the world’s fastest internet, eight are located in Asia and Europe.

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