Top Ten Countries With Fastest Internet Connection In The World

This post reveals the top 10 countries with fastest internet in the world. Is your country among these elite nations with amazing internet speed? You will know that by the time you are done reading this.

Electronic devices are things that we use every day and has a huge influence on our daily life. Especially very fast Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody with the release of 4G LTE network, probably more important than the devices themselves, and is now our most preferred means of everyday communication.

However, to enjoy the uninterrupted services of the internet, you need to have good connectivity. There are two important metrics in bandwidth allocation (measured in Megabits per second or Mbps): download and upload speed, denoting the speed of inbound and outbound data respectively.

The average web page loads at 6.3 Mbps universally, a number that denotes how many million bits of data can be moved in a second.

While 6.3 mbps is quick enough to send an email or watch a Netflix show, it’s still very slow.

Akamai Technologies, a Massachusetts-based internet provider, did a study on how the internet speeds measure up in countries worldwide. The company releases a report every quarter that ranks countries as per their internet speed.


Here is a list of countries with fastest internet in the world

1. South Korea

According to the Akami report, people in South Korea enjoy the fastest internet in the world. The country’s average internet speed measures 29 Mbps, which is 4.6 times as quick as the global average.

To put things in perspective, the average HD film is about 5,000 MB. A computer could download that in a little over two and a half minutes at 29 Mbps speed.

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In spite of more than 80% of South Korean households have access to some of the world’s fastest internet connections, they face usage limitations. Several internet users have to face strong internet censorship in South Korea, according to a report released last year by the nonprofit Freedom House.

2. Norway 🇳🇴.

Norway witnessed the biggest growth (68%) in internet speed at 21.3 Mbps since last year in comparison to any other country in the top 10. At this speed, a computer could upload or download about five high-quality photos per second.

3. Sweden 🇸🇪.

Sweden’s internet offers an average of 20.6 Mbps, which means that many people hardly face any experience delays, even if they have multiple applications running that use a lot of bandwidth.

Since last year, the country has noticed a 32% increase in speed.

4. Hong Kong

Hong Kong was the first country in the world to hit 60 Mbps in 2013. Today, its residents enjoy an average internet speed of 19.9 Mbps.

5. Switzerland 🇨🇭

The internet in Switzerland rises at an average 18.7 Mbps, a 25% increase from last year.

6. Latvia 🇱🇻
Latvia’s average internet speed is 18.3 mbps, which is nearly three times quicker than the global average.

7. Japan 🇯🇵
Users in Japan experience an average internet speed of 18.2 mbps, which is offered to them by high-speed fiber optics (cables that enable faster internet). This means that even if there are several people in a household who are using Netflix, or are playing video games, and browsing the web on different devices at the same time, they will not experience any slow-downs.
Japan is one of the many countries working on super-fast 100 Gbps (Gigabytes per second) internet.
Meanwhile, the Japanese provider So-net offers 2 GBps internet that is twice as fast as Google Fiber, making it the world’s fastest commercially available internet service.

8. The Netherlands 🇳🇱
The Netherlands’ average internet speed is 17.9 mbps. According to a 2014 report, the country also brags the highest percentage of households using the internet in the EU (European Union).

9. Czech Republic

Witnessing a 31% increase from last year, the internet in the Czech Republic loads 17.8 mbps on average. This speed is somewhat above what most people in the U.S. would think as average that allows you to watch HD videos and surf the web without any kind of interruption.

10. Finland 🇫🇮
People in Finland use the internet at 17.7 mbps on an average, which is comparatively fast.
In 2010, the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications provided every Finnish citizen at least a one Mbps internet connection. One mbps will let you send emails at a snail’s pace, browse the web, and watch low-quality YouTube videos. It is an extremely slow speed for downloading or uploading huge files.
Ref: Business insider
Thats all on the Top 10 countries with fastest internet in the world. Keep tabs for other updates.

Written By James Amaechi


  1. good for them o, meanwhile here we have nothing to write about concerning good quality apart from the reap off, from our so called telcos provider whose level of upgrade is to continue giving out endorsement deals to celebs, leaving its subscriber with limited quality, would you believe that in some part of nigeria mtn doesnot have 3g connection? yet they go about making rounds on their rolled out 4glte.
    Pardon my murdering of English here if omission is found. Was to busy typing. So time to get back to work

  2. Thanks for dropping this with us here.

    I wanna state that a lot has changed since this report was made and most of the countries listed here have been overtaken by other countries


  3. SINGAPORE is now rated as number one in the world as explained below.

    According to GDP or income per capita, Singapore is considered as the richest country in the world therefore this country has taken best positions in many sectors of life, industry of this country is much progressed, it is told that more than 11,512,900 internet connection subscribers exist in this country which show internet technology is easily available in this country with connectivity rate exact 99 percent.

    So it is interesting to know that Government of this country is also promoting using broadband connections, so speed of web connection in this country is more than 30.9 mbps

  4. I had wanted writing that Singapore is number 10 before i mistakenly wrote number one.

    THE full list is as shown below
    Rank Name Internet Speed
    1 Hong Kong 54.1 mbps

    2 South Korea 48.8 mbps

    3 Japan 42.2 mbps

    4 Latvia 37.5 mbps

    5 Romania 37.4 mbps

    6 Belgium 32.7 mbps

    7 Switzerland 32.4 mbps

    8 Bulgaria 32.1 mbps

    9 Israel 30.9 mbps

    10 Singapore 30.9 mbps

  5. I know Nigeria would not be there..we only have a speed 3.9mb/s the last time I checked it.even Kenya and Zambia internet is faster than our's ...we are only bigger than Egypt when it comes to speed.

    1. I have gotten 5mb per second mtn

    2. Depends on your device internet speed

    3. okay bro mtn network is now getting worst

    4. yes you're right about mtn now getting worse in some areas in nigeria anyway all the network we can't say any of them is faster they Fuvk us up

  6. A friend of mine came back from u.s....on coming down from the plane..we saw Wi-Fi as he connected and open a web page opera took like 10sec before it opens....

    then he told me that if it is in their side ,as they are clicking the link,it load before 2secs...
    so he was forced to go back because of slow connection

  7. wizy is there anyway they can make Nigeria internet speed to be very fast.. I mean to be among top 20 in the world

  8. when we are talking abt internet speed in Nigeria..
    firstly, its 9mobile
    Nigeria internet speed is very poor..
    imagine Kenya offers 12.9mb/s..

  9. The Telecom companies they never read this kind of stuff.all they are after is too increase their data and voice price nonsense

    1. let them day i will jst create ma own me

    2. The name of the network is the grace of God o

  10. NCC are even the worst of it.tht don't fight for things like this all they are busy doing is to stop free data day.

  11. I feel like punching every one in that office

  12. Mtn is still trying than other network in Nigeria

  13. Replies
    1. dont blame them...because they are the corruption itself

    2. Lol they are complete corruption

    3. But at least,they are trying.. Sometimes they are good

  14. SIR MIKE

    So you still get time come quote some comments.

    Anyways, Issorite kontinue

    1. Hahahaha really had been busy this days bro.worst part my phone got stolen.

    2. When ever I come here guys who wants to come up first position has drop comments.some of their comments makes me laugh.

    3. Anyways you guys are doing a good work here.let this blog come up 1st in 9ja

    4. Even my phone was stolen....I just stand in the middle of the road and be crying