The global average speed of broadband access is now 24.83 Mbit/s, more than double the previous year's figure of 11.03 Mbit/s. Such data was published by the portal cable.co.uk based on the results of its traditional research on broadband Internet access speed in the world. Within its framework, 557 million measurements were made in 221 countries from May 2019 to May 2020,
Russia is 64th in the ranking with a close to world average result of 24.98 Mbps. For greater visibility, experts provide data on how long the country's residents can download a 5 GB movie. In Russia, it takes about 27 minutes to download a 5 GB film.
For comparison, a year ago it took just over 45 minutes to download a 5-gigabyte film in Russia, and the average broadband rate in our country was 14.89 Mbit/s. At the same time, our country was in 47th place in the rating.
Today the fastest broadband internet in the world, according to British researchers, is in Liechtenstein. A 5 GB film can be downloaded here in just under three minutes, and the average download speed reaches 229.98 Mbit/s.
Also among the top three is the island state of Jersey (crown land of Great Britain), located on the largest of the Channel Strait islands among the Norman Islands, and one of the dwarf states in Europe is the Principality of Andorra, which lies between France and Spain. The average speed of broadband internet access in these two countries is 218.37 and 213.41 Mbit/s, respectively, and a 5 Gigabyte film downloads in 3.08 and 3.12 minutes.
The top three VS Russia
The countries in Western Europe have been the most successful in terms of speed of broadband access. All 29 countries in the region are at the top of the ranking, plus eight of the ten fastest speediest countries in Western Europe. The average speed in the region is 81.19 Mbps. This is the best score among the 13 major regions in the world studied by cable.co.uk. However, there are also several outsiders - Italy (23.18 Mbps), the Vatican (19.12 Mbps) and the Faroe Islands (15.47 Mbps), which are ranked 68th, 75th and 90th.
Most African countries, in contrast, are in the anti-leading position. Thus, 32 of the 50 countries with the slowest broadband access are located in sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa. In 109 countries, the average speed of broadband Internet access does not reach 10 Mbit/s. This threshold is considered the lowest required to meet the needs of a typical family or small business.
By the way, there are three countries of the former USSR among the outsiders. These are Uzbekistan (broadband access rate 2.1 Mbps, 199th place in the ranking), Tajikistan (1.01 Mbps, 215th place) and Turkmenistan (0.74 Mbps, 219th place). Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are among the ten countries with the lowest speed of broadband access. To watch a 5GB film "weighing", these countries will have to download them for more than 11 and almost 15.5 hours.
Together with Russia, the three most prosperous countries in terms of broadband access in the former USSR are Belarus and Ukraine. They are in 86th and 92nd places with the results of 16.08 and 15.09 Mbps respectively. Loading a 5 GB film in Belarus and Ukraine takes about 42 and 45 minutes.
However, most of the former USSR republics are in the second half of the rating with speed indicators below the world average. The only exceptions are Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which are separated into a separate subgroup - the Baltic States. They are among the top 50 countries in terms of speed of broadband access with an average of 59.95 Mbit/sec for three countries. Estonia was ranked 21st (70.9 Mbps), Lithuania 29th (56.63 Mbps) and Latvia 35th (52.32 Mbps).