The speed and cost of internet around the world

The speed and cost of internet around the worldWithin any given country, while you might have a choice of different internet providers, the speeds they offer and the prices they charge tend to be broadly similar.

UK-based comparison site Compare the Market has done some interesting research looking at the costs and speeds of broadband around the world. So prepare to be made jealous, or smug, depending on where you live.

Fastest place to be is Singapore with average download speeds of 185.25 Mbps. Iceland is second with 153.3 Mbps, followed by South Korea with114.31 Mbps. The US is fifth with 107.28 Mbps while the UK is 27th on 55.14 Mbps. Down at the bottom of the list is Brunei with a mere 15.1 Mbps.

To put these speeds into some perspective downloading an hour of Netflix would take just 16 seconds is Singapore, 28 seconds in the US and 54 seconds in the UK, while in Brunei it could take as long as 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

When it comes to cost the cheapest place to be is Israel at $13.30 (£10.29) a month followed by Argentina $15.83 (£12.25) and Turkey $16.30 (£12.61). Average in the US is $69.14 (£53.48), the UK pays £31.47 ($40.68) and the most expensive is the United Arab Emirates where you'll pay a whopping $160.45 (£124.11) a month for broadband that only manages downloads at 38.16 Mbps (1 minute 19 seconds on the Netflix scale).

Source: Betanews

Tags: Internet, research

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Google Inbox was due to close down -- it was just a matter of when
 
The patent was published by the Japan Patent Office over the weekend
 
The Stadia servers are capable of providing 4K, 60 frames-per-second performance
 
Exascale supercomputers are capable of a quintillion calculations per second
 
 
GTX 10-series cards will run some ray-traced games well, and others... not so much
 
The maximum number of people that you can have on a Skype video call right now is 25
 
Apple wants all of the spotlight on its new services and subscriptions next week
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)