Internet Speed: Slovakia is the Fastest, Indonesia is the Slowest

Thursday last week, Google released their research on internet speed in both desktop computers and mobile devices in 50 countries with the fastest internet speed. Of the fifty countries, for desktop computer category, Slovakia recorded as the fastest while Indonesia has the slowest speed.

Internet speed is measured from the average time to load a web page. The result, the average time to load a web page via desktop computer in Slovakia is 3.3 seconds, faster than South Korea (3.5 seconds), Czech (3.7 seconds), Netherlands (3.9 seconds) and Japan (4 seconds). Meanwhile, if using mobile device, South Korea is the fastest. The average time to load a web page via mobile device in South Korea is 4.8 seconds. Below it is Denmark (5.2 seconds), Hong Kong (5.9), Norway (6 seconds) and Sweden (6.1).

For Indonesia, recorded time is 20.3 seconds for desktop computer and 12.9 seconds for mobile device. Indonesia is not only rank better in the mobile category compare to desktop category, in terms of speed, the average time to load a page on a mobile device is faster than on a desktop. This is in contrast with the world’s average where the speed on mobile device is 1.5 times slower than the desktop.

The following is the list cited from Bloomberg on the 10 fastest and slowest according to Google’s research.

10 Countries with Fastest Speed on a Desktop (in seconds)

·         Slovakia (3,3)

·         South Korea (3,5)

·         Czech (3,7)

·         Netherlands (3,9)

·         Japan (4)

·         Denmark (4,3)

·         Switzerland (4,3)

·         Sweden (4,5)

·         Belgium (4,6)

·         Norway (4,8)

10 Countries with Slowest Speed on a Desktop (in seconds)

·         Chile (10)

·         Colombia (10,2)

·         Peru (11,7)

·         Brazil (11,8)

·         Argentina (12,8)

·         Malaysia (14,3)

·         Venezuela (14,9)

·         India (15,1)

·         Philippines (15,4)

·         Indonesia (20,3)

10 Countries with Fastest Speed on Mobile (in seconds)

·         South Korea (4,8)

·         Denmark (5,2)

·         Hong Kong (5,9)

·         Norway (6)

·         Sweden (6,1)

·         Estonia (6,2)

·         Czech (6,3)

·         Japan (6,4)

·         Romania (7,5)

·         Slovakia (7,6)

10 Countries with Slowest Speed on Mobile (in seconds)

·         Malaysia (12,7)

·         Indonesia (12,9)

·         Singapore (12,9)

·         Mexico (14,1)

·         Brazil (15,8)

·         Argentina (16,3)

·         India (16,4)

·         Thailand (17,4)

·         Arab Saudi (21,2)

·         United Arab Emirates (26,7)

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