UK slips to 35th in tellurian list of broadband speeds

The UK has slipped to 35th place in an annual joining list of tellurian broadband speeds, putting it in a bottom third of EU countries and subsequent a likes of Madagascar and Bulgaria.

An research of some-more than 160m broadband speed tests conducted opposite 200 countries suggested Singapore was once again a world’s fastest country, followed by Sweden, Denmark and Norway, while Yemen came last.

Earlier this year a UK supervision announced it had delivered on a promise to extend “superfast” broadband to 95% of homes – though a association that gathered a information claimed Britain was expected to tumble serve behind other countries over a entrance years.

According to a analysis, carried out during a 12 months to 29 May, a UK achieved an normal speed of 18.57Mbps, that means downloading a 5GB HD film would typically take usually over 36 minutes. This put it in 35th place, down 4 from final year’s joining table.

The UK lagged behind 25 other European countries, 20 of them in a EU, as good as a US (20th place) and Japan (12th). It came forward of 165 other countries, including Ireland (36th), Austria (38th), Italy (43rd) and Australia (52nd), pronounced Cable, a broadband, TV and phone website that released a findings.

Broadband speed table


Singapore ranked as a world’s fastest nation for a second year running, with normal speeds of 60.39Mbps, while last-placed Yemen had an normal speed of 0.31Mbps.

The researchers found that 36 of a tip 50 fastest-performing countries were located in Europe, 9 in Asia and Pacific, dual in North America, dual in South/Latin America, and one in Africa.

Madagascar, off a seashore of easterly Africa, changed adult to 22nd place, one place forward of France, notwithstanding a fact that a UN has named it one of a world’s slightest grown countries, with usually 2% of a race regulating a internet as recently as 2012.

Dan Howdle, an researcher during Cable, pronounced it was “somewhat unhappy to see a UK not faring better”.

He added: “A series of other countries have leapfrogged us given final year, including France and Madagascar. Compared to many other countries both in and out of Europe, a UK has simply come too late to a full twine solution. Despite skeleton to hurl out FTTP [fibre to a premises] to UK homes opposite a subsequent decade or so, a UK is expected to tumble serve behind while we wait.”

The UK supervision pronounced in Jan that some-more than 19 out of 20 UK homes and businesses now had a event to ascent their internet connectors to superfast speeds of 24Mbps or faster.

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