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The countries with the fastest internet in the world - where does India rank?

OpenSignal’s February 2018 report throws light on the state of 4G speeds across the world. The report suggests that highest speed has hit a plateau-like stage. For more than a year now, the fastest countries in the world seem to be stuck in a holding pattern, getting close but not surpassing the 50 Mbps threshold for average 4G speed. Let’s look at the fastest countries in terms of average 4G speed:

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Denmark | 33.09 Mbps |One of the two Nordic countries in top ten list of nations with highest 4G speed, Denmark is ranked 10th in the OpenSignal report. TDC, Telia, Telenor and 3 are major telecom services providers in the country. (Reuters)
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Denmark | 33.09 Mbps |One of the two Nordic countries in top ten list of nations with highest 4G speed, Denmark is ranked 10th in the OpenSignal report. TDC, Telia, Telenor and 3 are major telecom services providers in the country. (Reuters)

Bulgaria | 33.34 Mbps | This European country has ninth fastest internet network for smartphones. Its largest telecom companies are homegrown Mtel, Telenor and Vivacom. (Mtel)
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Bulgaria | 33.34 Mbps | This European country has ninth fastest internet network for smartphones. Its largest telecom companies are homegrown Mtel, Telenor and Vivacom. (Mtel)

New Zealand | 33.52 Mbps | The cold Pacific island has the eighth fastest smartphone internet network in the world. Vodafone is country’s largest telecommunication provider. (Vodafone)
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New Zealand | 33.52 Mbps | The cold Pacific island has the eighth fastest smartphone internet network in the world. Vodafone is country’s largest telecommunication provider. (Vodafone)

Australia | 36.08 Mbps | New Zealand’s comparatively huge neighbour is also home to the seventh fastest internet for smartphones in the world. Customers in this continent-sized country are serviced mainly by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison. (Reuters)
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Australia | 36.08 Mbps | New Zealand’s comparatively huge neighbour is also home to the seventh fastest internet for smartphones in the world. Customers in this continent-sized country are serviced mainly by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison. (Reuters)

Belgium | 36.13 Mbps | The country with 4G availability of 85% has the sixth fastest smartphone internet network in the world. Belgium, which is also the seat of the European Union, is serviced by three telecom companies which compete with each other—Proximus, Orange and Base. (Reuters)
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Belgium | 36.13 Mbps | The country with 4G availability of 85% has the sixth fastest smartphone internet network in the world. Belgium, which is also the seat of the European Union, is serviced by three telecom companies which compete with each other—Proximus, Orange and Base. (Reuters)

Hungary | 39.18 Mbps | The country with seventh largest 4G availability has the fifth fastest smartphone internet network in the world. Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone are the three largest players in the telecommunication market in Hungary. (Reuters)
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Hungary | 39.18 Mbps | The country with seventh largest 4G availability has the fifth fastest smartphone internet network in the world. Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone are the three largest players in the telecommunication market in Hungary. (Reuters)

South Korea | 40.44 Mbps | One of the only two Asian nations in the list, South Korea ranks high in both—4G availability and 4G speed. It has world’s highest availability at 97.49% and the fourth highest internet speed. The consumer market is dominated by SK Telecom. State owned KT Corporation and LG U+ are other payers in the country. (SK Telecom)
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South Korea | 40.44 Mbps | One of the only two Asian nations in the list, South Korea ranks high in both—4G availability and 4G speed. It has world’s highest availability at 97.49% and the fourth highest internet speed. The consumer market is dominated by SK Telecom. State owned KT Corporation and LG U+ are other payers in the country. (SK Telecom)

Norway | 41.20 Mbps | The second Nordic country in the list is placed third among countries with fasted smartphone internet. In its home country, Telenor faces competition from Telia and relatively small Ice.net. (Reuters)
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Norway | 41.20 Mbps | The second Nordic country in the list is placed third among countries with fasted smartphone internet. In its home country, Telenor faces competition from Telia and relatively small Ice.net. (Reuters)

The Netherlands | 42.12 Mbps | Sixth European nation in the list, the Dutch are privy to the second fastest mobile internet connections in the world. KPN, Vodafone, Telfort and T-Mobile are few of the largest telecom operators in the country. (Reuters)
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The Netherlands | 42.12 Mbps | Sixth European nation in the list, the Dutch are privy to the second fastest mobile internet connections in the world. KPN, Vodafone, Telfort and T-Mobile are few of the largest telecom operators in the country. (Reuters)

Singapore | 44.31 Mbps | Not surprisingly, the Asian city-state has the fastest mobile internet in the world. The market is served by StarHub, Mobile One and SingTel which one of the largest telecom companies in the world having a stake in Optus (100% subsidiary in Australia) and Bharti Airtel (36%), among others. (Reuters)
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Singapore | 44.31 Mbps | Not surprisingly, the Asian city-state has the fastest mobile internet in the world. The market is served by StarHub, Mobile One and SingTel which one of the largest telecom companies in the world having a stake in Optus (100% subsidiary in Australia) and Bharti Airtel (36%), among others. (Reuters)

India | 6.07 Mbps | Despite having one of the largest 4G availability in the world at 86%, 4G speed in India is the lowest among 90 odd countries OpenSignal surveyed. Airtel, Jio, Vodafone and Idea, apart from the state-owned BSNL are major telecom services providers in the country with a population of 1.3 billion. (Reuters)
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India | 6.07 Mbps | Despite having one of the largest 4G availability in the world at 86%, 4G speed in India is the lowest among 90 odd countries OpenSignal surveyed. Airtel, Jio, Vodafone and Idea, apart from the state-owned BSNL are major telecom services providers in the country with a population of 1.3 billion. (Reuters)

First Published on Apr 19, 2018 05:03 pm
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