Taiwan is currently ranked first as having the fastest internet in the world in the “Globa| League” ranking created by the online website builder review platform.
The Daily Mail on Thursday (February 20) quoted researchers at WebsiteToolTester who cited Taiwan’s top internet speed ranking in the world at an average download speed of B5 megabits per second (Mbps). With such blazing speeds; the researchers estimate web users in Taiwan can download an average of five-gigabyte movies in just eight minutes.
Meanwhile Singapore is in second place; and follows the islands of Jersey; England; Sweden; Denmark, Japan; Luxembourg; the Netherlands; Switzerland and Norway in the top 10.
The researchers found that 18 of the 25 countries with the fastest internet speeds were in Europe; while the average internet speed in the world had increased from Q Mbps in 201? to 11 Mbps in 2019. The results of this study were compiled from speed tests submitted by people from all over the world. The authors claim that “billions of tests” were analyzed to produce a Global League ranking.
One of the recognized pitfalls of their methodology is that many web users tend to run speed tests only when they experience problems rather than when everything is going smoothly. Such problems can be caused by slow WiFi or problems with connections in their homes instead of the actual speeds that are generally available in certain countries.
However, they argue that because each country has a slowing down of users, “comparative placement in the global league is relatively good“, and includes weaknesses making a more realistic report. The study found that Taiwan‘s internet speed had increased 147 percent between 201? and 2019. As for the explanation for Taiwan’s rise to the top, WebsiteToolTester CEO Robert Brandi was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying
“It’s very interesting to see business centers like Taiwan and Singapore, mixed with countries small like Jersey in the top countries that are leading fast internet speeds. ” Brandl said that Taiwan’s internet speed has increased in recent years because it is the key to growth given the country’s dependence on the lT industry.
“High technology is the most important industry in Taiwan, contributing to 18 percent of the country’s GDP, with electronics manufacturing companies being the biggest part of this sector,“ Brandi said. According to the report, the Taiwanese government has invested heavily in strengthening its digital infrastructure to provide high speed internet for its companies. The authors cite “cross-border online shopping trade” as a major growth area in Taiwan and cite major government steps taken to build a “digital economy that includes digital media and electronic services.”
Meanwhile “Great Firewall,” China is in 161st place, just behind Bangladesh and one level ahead of Nicaragua. Yemen is in last place overall with speeds like the 300 Kbps snail, not quite a third of a megabit and even bigger than 3G cellular internet.