Last week, Ookla released its annual Internet speed ranking. In 2017, there was an increase of 30% in the global download speed compared to last year. The research takes into account the tests made on the SpeedTest.Net meter, one of the most used in the world.
The study also pointed out what the average speed is between countries. For fixed broadband, the average was 40.11 Mb / s, while on the mobile connection the speed is 20.28 Mb / s. Brazil was below, with 17.80 Mb / s in the cable connection and 16.25 Mb / s in the Internet by cell phone.
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Ranking took into account tests made on SpeedTest.net – Photo: Thássius Veloso / dnetc
Regarding the mobile Internet, 119 countries showed a higher than average speed, while 134 countries were below. In fixed broadband, only 71 countries exceeded the global average, while in 185 the connection is slower.
For a year, the growth between the speeds of cable and mobile connection was practically the same. The download speed of cellular networks increased by 30.1%, while wired Internet was 31.6%.
Laos, a small Asian country, has managed to increase the download rate of the mobile network by more than 200%. The region went from a speed of less than 5 Mb / s in early 2017 to 13 Mb / s in November, ranking first in growth.
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In terms of fixed broadband, the growing champion was Réunion, an island belonging to France located in the Indian Ocean, close to the African coast. The country jumped from just over 20 Mb / s at the beginning of the year to 62.64 Mb / s in November, an increase of 141.5%.
Norway has the best mobile connection in the world, with an average download rate of 62.66 Mb / s. In the wired connection, Singapore occupies the first place, with 153.85 Mb / s of average.
Brazil remained below the world average, both in download speed over the mobile network and over the wired network. The country occupies the 71st position in mobile broadband, with an average download rate of 16.25 Mb / s. In Latin America, we are behind countries like Honduras, Ecuador and Uruguay.
In fixed broadband, Brazil occupies the 79th position, with an average speed of 17.80 Mb / s. We are after countries like Ghana, Cyprus and Jamaica.
Although Brazil is below average, if we look only at the most populous countries, we had a good growth in relation to mobile broadband. The country is in third place, with a speed 27.6% higher, behind only India and Pakistan.
Growth of populous countries in relation to mobile broadband – Photo: Disclosure / Speedtest
Among fixed connections, Brazil ranked 6th in growth among the most populous countries. In 2017, the download speed was 18.5%, behind only India, China, the United States, Japan and Indonesia.