Connectivity has been massively developed from ‘wired’ to ‘wireless’ and whatever be the case, the last thing every people wish it to see a page loading at a lightning fast speed. Whether it is about having a video conference, downloading a movie, searching different references or watching music videos online, the last thing to stand is a slow loading internet connection. Technology has been so developed in some of the countries that they never face even a second of buffering delay with the internet connection, whether be it a wired connection or wireless. AKAMI, a software and application developer company brings forth the reports on countries with internet speed. According to the company, the average global internet speed of the world is around 1.8 Mbits/seconds.
Several nooks and corners of the world still don’t have access to internet to connect to people throughout the world. But, there are countries who enjoy a great liberty in browsing through the space and time in a blazing fast speed just with the click of the mouse button. Let us take a look at the top 10 countries with fastest internet connections in the world.
Singapore is regarded as the ‘tech hub’ of the world with increasing technological advancements in quick time. Internet was started just a decade ago in the year 1996 in this country. With the average of 30.7 Mbits/second, the country is served by four ISPs namely StarHub, Pacnet, M1 and the SingNet. The government also has focused mainly on several usage of broadband internet throughout the country and also has initiated a program Intelligent Nation 2015. The country also seeks NextGen Broadband Internet plans through out the country to access fiber networks and cover around 95% of people.
Israel got access to internet in the year 1990, however the maximum usage of intent came from the year 2001. The country measures the average internet speed of 30.9 Mbits/sec. The country has made wide progress in the broadband facilities in recent years. People surf internet through phones and cable infrastructures. 012 Smile, Bezeg International and the Netvision have been the best ISPs in the country. Internet facilities have made a wide progress for web starters in running several online business as well which makes Israel the best country with perfect web culture after the Silicon Valley.
Bulgaria is best known for its global businesses and low tax and cheap labor. Internet in Bulgaria started after 2001 but was widely accessible after 2005. With high speed internet of 32.1 Mbits/sec, the country mostly favors ISPs that provide LAN(Locan Area Network) services to its people. Around 60% of consumers access internet at really fast speed together with good service. The country recently introduced ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) technology recently which has been distributed to around 208 towns and villages in the country.
Switzerland is one of the first European country to have access to internet in the year 1990 and also one of the best country to provide abroad study opportunities for students. Known as the major hub for finance industries, the country has a huge rate of internet penetration rate and it enjoys the internet with speed of 32.4 Mbits/sec. However, internet facilities are far costly than other countries, which has caused the fall to its rank in the world. Most of the households and offices surf internet by DSL, ADSL and VDSL services with fiber channels and the xDSL services used by big business companies only. Switzerland is also one of the best country with broandband access supplied by cables.
Belgium has also a peaking internet speed of 32.7 Mbits/sec. Brussels has the best downloading speed in the entire country. The country is best favored for package internet facilities that supports between 5 GB to 500 GB per month. Belgacom is one of the major ISPs of Belgium. ADSL services in the country was started in the year 2004 and almost all parts of the country enjoys high speed DSL internet to surf through the web.
Romania has internet speed of around 37.4 Mbits/ sec which saw a big fall in the last quarter by a percent of 3.2 though the global decrease was only 1.4%. Even though the country saw a fall in the speed, it still ranks in the 5th spot of the countries with fastest internet connections in the world. Cities like Constanta, Iai and the Timioara still rank in the top 100 cities with internet at highest levels. The country was also ranked second in the country with fastest download speeds behind South Korea in the year 2011.
Internet in Latvia was common after 1999 only but the internet spped of the country has reached to 37.5 Mbits/sec which is the fastest in Europe. With over 75,000 internet users a decade back, around 12 e-commerce shops flourished hugely and by 2003 almost 60% of the entire population had access to internet. However, internet has not been made free in public areas though and it might also be a barrier for people who can’t afford internet at high subscription prices.
With great technological advancement in electronic industry, Japan gives access to internet with a whopping speed of 42.2 Mbits/sec. Japan also has given access to internet under its national development goals. High peed optical fibres provide internet access to even the rural parts of the country. The country also provides several ADSL, DSL and xDSL services for several offices and large business firms at a very low cost.
2. South Korea
South Korea is the home for several online games and television channels. With huge competition in the online gaming market that absorbs a large internet bandwidth, people enjoy internet at a speed of 48.8 Mbits/sec in a much affordable price than in any country.The government also has established several policies to promote and expand the use of broadband internet throughout the country. Several cities enjoy free wireless services as well. Many companies like Wilbro and HSDPA have given free wi-fi services at public restaurants during business hours.
1. Hong Kong
Hong Kong stands as the leading country that provides blazing fast internet to its people. The country also has a very high population density, but internet facilities is backed up by the government as they are specially dedicated in technological advancements. People surf internet with a speed of 54.1 Mbits/sec and there is almost no content censorship in the country. The country provides freedom of speech and there are no sites that can be blocked as they don’t require any governmental license to operate. However, the country’s fastest internet facility has brought several gamers, online workers and developers to this country as well.
The world has been developing several technologies to boost internet connections so that people can surf the web without any delay. Yet, there are some countries who are lagging behind in IT sectors because of slow internet connections. As internet has grown to be the basic requirement of everyone’s lives, they would want to connect and browse through several pages just with a click. These countries, by the development and implementation of high speed internet connections has made it possible for people to work everything from home which even have motivated people from third world country towards technological advancements.