The world’s fastest mobile internet is available in Norway, and the world’s fastest fixed broadband internet is available in Singapore.
That’s according to the Speediest Global Index, which has been comparing internet speed data for many years, and is producing a monthly list.
The criteria for a country to be included in the list is that it must have 3,333 unique users to test the speeds, and that figure is 670 for the testing of mobile internet.
Having mentioned those figure, it should probably be said that Speedtest claims that the data for the index comes from “hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month”.
The full lists contain 122 and 133 countries for mobile and fixed broadband, respectively. But these are the top 10s.
- United Arab Emirates
- South Korea
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- United States
The testing infrastructure Speedtest uses includes “6,000 servers in more than 190 countries”, which means there’s no need to extrapolate data to fill any gaps.
The actual testing is done by Ookla, which part of the group which own Speedtest, Ziff Davis.
Another company that has produced a list of countries according to their internet speeds is Ooma, which supplies smart home devices.
In fact Ooma has produced an infographic, which we have published below, with permission.