Countries with the Fastest Internet in the World 2019

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The countries with the fastest internet in the world 2019 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 2019

RankCountry/TerritoryAverage internet speed (MB/s)
1Taiwan85.02
2Singapore70.86
3Jersey67.46
4Sweden55.18
5Denmark49.19
6Japan42.77
7Luxembourg41.69
8Netherlands40.21
9Switzerland38.85
10San Marino38.73
11Norway38.46
12Andorra38.31
13Spain36.06
14Belgium35.69
15United States32.89
16Latvia32.74
17New Zealand32.72
18Estonia31.55
19Hong Kong31.37
20Hungary31.10
21Lithuania30.66
22France30.44
23Slovakia29.45
24Finland29.34
25Canada28.76
26Slovenia27.83
27Germany24.64
28Poland24.38
29Ireland23.87
30Malaysia23.86
31Czech Republic23.27
32Portugal22.75
33Madagascar22.57
34United Kingdom22.37
35Iceland22.13
36Liechtenstein22.04
37Romania21.80
38Gibraltar20.27
39Monaco20.20
40Austria19.33
41Macao19.19
42South Korea19.18
43Serbia19.17
44Guernsey18.26
45Thailand18.21
46Malta18.16
47Italy17.30
48Croatia17.22
49Bulgaria16.95
50Australia16.36

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. 

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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. 

RankCountry/TerritoryAvg. connection speed
(Mb/s)
1 South Korea52.4
2 Norway48.2
3 Canada42.5
4 Netherlands42.4
5 Singapore39.3
6 Australia37.4
7  Switzerland35.2
8 Denmark34.6
9 Belgium34.2
10 Japan33.0
11 Hungary32.7
12 Czech Republic31.5
13 Sweden30.8
14 Austria27.5
15 New Zealand27.3
16 Finland27.0
17 Croatia26.7
18 Taiwan26.6
19 France25.2
20 Spain24.8
21 Qatar24.6
22 Greece23.8
23 Slovakia23.3
24 Germany22.6
25 Bulgaria22.5
 
Fastest mobile internet speed in the world

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August 4th, 2019|

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2 Comments

  1. Dan Moldovan 09/11/2019 at 1:12 am - Reply

    R u kidding me? Romania on 22 ?
    I m living in Romania and i have 1gb/s bandwidth, in my test showing 940mb guaranteed
    And my internet speed 940/8=117mb/s
    This is my speed in Romania.

    • Alexander Waltner 09/22/2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Dan, this is the average internet speed in Romania, which means it includes also households who have the slowest internet speed in the country as well as those living in rural areas. Most countries on this list have faster internet speeds on offer, but there is no such statistic available, only the average speeds.

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