The countries with the fastest internet in the world 2020 have been announced, and if you’re working online like me, you’ve probably wondered which country actually has the fastest internet speed. 

Internet speed is a decisive factor for digital nomads choosing a base for themselves while traveling around the world. If you don’t have fast enough connection, you won’t be able to finish your work, have online meetings, etc. 

The list ranks the internet speed in each country by its average download speed in Mbps (megabits per second). 

Taiwan

Taiwan has the fastest internet in the world with an average speed of 85.02 Mbps. It’s officially an autonomous territory in China, but many consider it an independent nation.

Taiwan is a highly developed place and the major cities have FTTP (fiber to the premises) which can deliver the fastest internet in the world. However, there are still rural areas and cities which have slower internet speed than the average. 

Taiwan has the fastest internet in the world

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Singapore

Singapore is another Asian country which has a vibrant digital economy and with that comes fast internet speeds. The national average in Singapore is 70.86 Mbps. 

There are currently 4.3 million Singaporeans who are socially active on their phones, which is about 75% of the population. A total of 85% has an active internet connection.

Singapore internet

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Jersey

Most people probably haven’t even heard of Jersey in the Channel Islands. But Jersey is one of the territories which has the fastest internet in the world ranked by average speed. Those who live in Jersey can enjoy an average speed of 67.46 Mbps. 

Jersey

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Sweden

While I don’t live in Sweden anymore and haven’t done for a while, I can still confirm that Sweden has among the fastest internet speeds in the world, and almost every Swede is connected to the internet and have been for many years. 

It was a privilege to be born and raised in Sweden and without the fast internet speed, I would’ve maybe not been pursuing an online career.

You can easily get speeds of up to 500 Mpbs in Sweden, and the internet provider Bahnhof offers 10 Gbit/s (10 000 Mbps), which is probably the fastest internet in the world for home connections. 

Stockholm internet

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Denmark

Denmark is another Scandinavian country with a highly developed internet infrastructure.

Most of the country’s citizens are connected daily to the internet and the Danes can enjoy internet speeds on average up to 49.19 Mbps, ranking it in fifth place by the fastest internet in the world. 

Denmark internet speed

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Japan

Japan is one of the most populated countries in the world and a rising number of people are connected daily to social media. Internet usage in Japan has skyrocketed in the last decade, and on average a Japanese person can enjoy internet speeds of up to 42.77 Mpbs. 

Japan internet speed

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50 Countries with the fastest internet in the world 2020

Rank Country/Territory Average internet speed (MB/s)
1 Taiwan 85.02
2 Singapore 70.86
3 Jersey 67.46
4 Sweden 55.18
5 Denmark 49.19
6 Japan 42.77
7 Luxembourg 41.69
8 Netherlands 40.21
9 Switzerland 38.85
10 San Marino 38.73
11 Norway 38.46
12 Andorra 38.31
13 Spain 36.06
14 Belgium 35.69
15 United States 32.89
16 Latvia 32.74
17 New Zealand 32.72
18 Estonia 31.55
19 Hong Kong 31.37
20 Hungary 31.10
21 Lithuania 30.66
22 France 30.44
23 Slovakia 29.45
24 Finland 29.34
25 Canada 28.76
26 Slovenia 27.83
27 Germany 24.64
28 Poland 24.38
29 Ireland 23.87
30 Malaysia 23.86
31 Czech Republic 23.27
32 Portugal 22.75
33 Madagascar 22.57
34 United Kingdom 22.37
35 Iceland 22.13
36 Liechtenstein 22.04
37 Romania 21.80
38 Gibraltar 20.27
39 Monaco 20.20
40 Austria 19.33
41 Macao 19.19
42 South Korea 19.18
43 Serbia 19.17
44 Guernsey 18.26
45 Thailand 18.21
46 Malta 18.16
47 Italy 17.30
48 Croatia 17.22
49 Bulgaria 16.95
50 Australia 16.36

More about the Fastest Internet Speed in the World

It’s important to remember that the list only tells the average internet speed in every country, which means that some countries have even faster internet speeds.

At the time of writing this, some countries are rolling out connection speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, which is more than 10 times faster than the average speed of Taiwan. So it is expected that the list of countries with the fastest internet in the world will get an upgrade in the near future and we might even see average speeds of a few hundred MB/s. 

Speeds of up to 500 Mbps are becoming more common in the world’s most developed countries, but it’s often pricey and most consumers won’t need such high-speed internet connection, so they opt for a cheaper alternative.

As we go further into the digital age, prices will likely lower and the average global internet speed is likely to increase for every year, even more rapidly as new technology evolves. 

World's fastest internet speed

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What is the fastest internet in the world?

NASA has the world’s fastest internet with a connection speed of 91 Gigabits per second. This is about 13,000 times faster than regular internet connection speed. 

Countrywise, Taiwan who has the fastest internet speed. The United States only has the 15th fastest average internet speed in the world. 

Which internet provider has the fastest internet in the world?

Bahnhof in Sweden offers internet speeds of up to 10 000 Mbps (10 Gbit/s). The cost is only about 50 USD per month. 

What is the global average internet speed?

The average internet speed globally is 9.1 MB/s (megabits per second).

Average internet speed in the world

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Fastest mobile internet speed in the world

More and more people are browsing the internet by using their phone instead of laptops and computers, so it might also be interesting to know which countries have the fastest internet speed in the world for mobile connections. 

As you can see, South Korea has the fastest average internet speed for mobiles. 

Rank Country/Territory Avg. connection speed
(Mb/s)
1  South Korea 52.4
2  Norway 48.2
3  Canada 42.5
4  Netherlands 42.4
5  Singapore 39.3
6  Australia 37.4
7   Switzerland 35.2
8  Denmark 34.6
9  Belgium 34.2
10  Japan 33.0
11  Hungary 32.7
12  Czech Republic 31.5
13  Sweden 30.8
14  Austria 27.5
15  New Zealand 27.3
16  Finland 27.0
17  Croatia 26.7
18  Taiwan 26.6
19  France 25.2
20  Spain 24.8
21  Qatar 24.6
22  Greece 23.8
23  Slovakia 23.3
24  Germany 22.6
25  Bulgaria 22.5
 
Fastest mobile internet speed in the world

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