Internet Speeds by Country 2021

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The internet is vital to our modern world, enabling everything from endless animal videos and online shopping to deep academic research and remote work.

The internet of today is faster than ever. Especially in developed nations, it enables us to watch TV shows and movies on our phones, download massive files in minutes, and collaborate with teammates in real-time via streaming video meetings.

That said, some readers may be surprised to learn that other nations around the world have even faster speeds. Even if you’re paying a premium price for a top-tier service, some of the fastest internet speeds in the world may not even be available in your country.

Top 10 Countries with the Fastest Mobile Internet Speeds (Mbps) - 2021

  1. United Arab Emirates - 238.06
  2. South Korea - 202.61
  3. Norway - 177.72
  4. Qatar - 172.18
  5. China - 165.38
  6. Kuwait - 157.18
  7. Saudi Arabia - 155.97
  8. Cyprus - 144.64
  9. Bulgaria - 142.27
  10. Switzerland - 135.70

Top 10 Countries with the Fastest Broadband Internet Speeds (Mbps) - 2021

  1. Monaco - 261.82
  2. Singapore - 255.83
  3. Hong Kong (China) - 254.70
  4. Romania - 232.17
  5. Switzerland - 229.96
  6. Denmark - 227.91
  7. Thailand - 225.17
  8. Chile - 217.60
  9. France - 214.04
  10. South Korea - 212.57

According to internet speed specialists Ookla the global average download speed on fixed broadband as of September 2021 was 113.25 Mbps on fixed broadband and 63.15 Mbps on mobile. These are both notable improvements over the scores of 85.73 Mbps broadband and 35.96 Mbps mobile just one year earlier in September 2020. As technology becomes more advanced and networks are improved, these numbers are expected to continue to grow.

For 2021, Monaco claimed the broadband speed title with download speeds of 226.60 Mbps, followed by last year's leader, Singapore, and Hong Kong. However, once the focus switches to mobile connectivity the list switches, with United Arab Emirates taking the top spot with 238.06 Mbps, followed by South Korea with 202.61 Mbps and Norway at 177.72 Mbps.

Smaller countries tend to have an advantage when increasing internet speed, as making the necessary infrastructure upgrades is a slower and more daunting task in larger countries (though China's mobile networks seem to be covering the country's massive area quite well). For example, the United States has only the 15th-fastest mobile speeds at 110.07 Mbps and the 13th fastest broadband speeds at 203.81 Mbps, though average internet download speeds vary substantially from state to state.

For the complete speed listing for every country tested, see the table below.

Internet Speeds by Country 2021

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Internet Speeds by Country 2021

* Speed is in megabits per second. Speed is for downloading.
Country Broadband Speed Mobile Speed 2021 Population
Monaco261.8239,511
Singapore255.83105.015,896,686
Hong Kong254.783.587,552,810
Romania232.1759.6719,127,774
Switzerland229.96135.78,715,494
Denmark227.91112.035,813,298
Thailand225.1756.969,950,850
Chile217.621.2319,212,361
France214.0486.5165,426,179
South Korea212.57202.6151,305,186
Hungary210.5560.169,634,164
Liechtenstein204.7838,250
United States203.81110.07332,915,073
Spain201.4761.6246,745,216
China196.57165.381,444,216,107
United Arab Emirates189.07238.069,991,089
Canada183.8195.7838,067,903
Macau178.962.31658,394
Japan178.7669.02126,050,804
Sweden174.9103.0810,160,169
Luxembourg172.05116.76634,814
Andorra171.4477,355
New Zealand170.5175.914,860,643
Norway168.25177.725,465,630
Netherlands165106.9817,173,099
Israel162.6648.38,789,774
Portugal162.5559.9110,167,925
Poland156.3357.2337,797,005
Moldova154.5642.994,024,019
Taiwan152.0195.5123,855,010
Kuwait149.37157.184,328,550
Lithuania147.0566.252,689,862
Malta144.0670.73442,784
Panama137.3820.444,381,579
Germany136.6683.0683,900,473
Latvia135.2250.071,866,942
Finland135.0588.235,548,360
Belgium125.1269.7611,632,326
Ireland122.5562.664,982,907
San Marino121.434,017
Slovenia115.6174.842,078,724
Slovakia115.1156.015,460,721
Qatar113.88172.182,930,528
Brazil113.0933.92213,993,437
Barbados109.41287,711
Malaysia107.5531.3432,776,194
Italy104.0955.4160,367,477
United Kingdom102.2486.5668,207,116
Russia95.9628.99145,912,025
Saudi Arabia94.64155.9735,340,683
Austria94.3171.819,043,070
Estonia88.4975.291,325,185
Serbia86.7753.828,697,550
Bulgaria86.75142.276,896,663
Trinidad And Tobago85.841.121,403,375
Jordan84.1227.6110,269,021
Australia82.73135.325,788,215
Vietnam78.3443.3298,168,833
Ukraine76.8231.9543,466,819
Bahrain73.9586.041,748,296
Paraguay72.520.657,219,638
Colombia72.1918.3351,265,844
Philippines71.8535.03111,046,913
Uruguay69.9138.083,485,151
Belarus69.4119.419,442,862
Croatia69.09114.764,081,651
Oman68.2891.215,223,375
Guyana65.93790,326
India64.0317.891,393,409,038
Kazakhstan63.2831.7418,994,962
Bahamas61.75396,913
Montenegro60.0344.48628,053
Argentina58.8729.7745,605,826
Peru58.7324.8233,359,418
Grenada57.07113,021
Costa Rica56.3934.015,139,052
Cyprus55.11144.641,215,584
Mexico54.8834.33130,262,216
South Africa54.7552.1960,041,994
Saint Vincent And the Grenadines53.77111,263
Mongolia53.5321.343,329,289
Saint Lucia52.3184,400
Ghana52.112.931,732,129
Kyrgyzstan51.0724.716,628,356
Bosnia And Herzegovina48.5136.613,263,466
Laos48.1630.937,379,358
Uzbekistan45.8819.2933,935,763
Albania45.5561.562,872,933
Turkey43.4848.8585,042,738
North Macedonia43.2464.022,082,658
Madagascar42.8428,427,328
Ivory Coast40.6418.3627,053,629
Belize40.62404,914
Bangladesh40.3113.43166,303,498
Egypt39.9724.95104,258,327
Mauritius39.8530.281,273,433
Greece39.0892.5410,370,744
Ecuador39.0724.6217,888,475
Armenia38.9534.532,968,127
Jamaica37.8444.232,973,463
Saint Kitts And Nevis35.4553,544
Tajikistan35.4516.159,749,627
Senegal35.0123.5917,196,301
Dominica34.972,167
Brunei34.5967.32441,532
Nepal33.8722.3929,674,920
Dominican Republic32.2631.4510,953,703
Iraq31.6642.3341,179,350
Marshall Islands31.6459,610
Nicaragua29.9426.596,702,385
Palestine29.467.575,222,748
Georgia28.6139.843,979,765
Cambodia28.3223.7516,946,438
Indonesia27.8323.12276,361,783
Bolivia27.822.5711,832,940
Maldives27.4266.9543,617
Morocco27.2139.5237,344,795
El Salvador27.0426.856,518,499
Cape Verde26.94561,898
Honduras26.9330.8410,062,991
Rwanda26.2613,276,513
Sri Lanka26.0816.5821,497,310
Liberia25.685,180,203
Burkina Faso25.5421,497,096
Azerbaijan25.140.6910,223,342
Seychelles24.998,908
Bhutan24.76779,898
Lesotho24.642,159,079
Venezuela23.927.6828,704,954
Guatemala23.7229.6918,249,860
Western Sahara23.02611,875
Micronesia22.54116,254
Gabon22.52,278,825
Iran21.3635.4885,028,759
Antigua And Barbuda21.2498,731
Mali20.8229.7920,855,735
Fiji20.7628.51902,906
Togo20.7636.088,478,250
Myanmar20.6928.1954,806,012
Haiti20.6719.7111,541,685
Tanzania19.7713.2361,498,437
Namibia19.5823.182,587,344
Kenya19.3522.1454,985,698
Somalia18.9814.7416,359,504
Djibouti18.271,002,187
Lebanon18.2232.646,769,146
Zimbabwe17.8115,092,171
Nigeria17.6524.74211,400,708
Zambia17.2418.9818,920,651
Benin16.2312,451,040
Vanuatu16.18314,464
Libya16.1216.036,958,532
Suriname15.9342.97591,800
Angola14.8625.8733,933,610
Ethiopia14.1726.17117,876,227
Cameroon13.9431.1827,224,265
Pakistan13.8419.82225,199,937
Papua New Guinea13.689,119,010
Sierra Leone13.568,141,343
Uganda13.5519.0247,123,531
Syria12.7219.2118,275,702
Malawi12.719,647,684
Gambia12.242,486,945
Niger11.6825,130,817
Mauritania11.5519.964,775,119
Botswana11.212,397,241
Burundi11.1812,255,433
Tunisia11.1335.5711,935,766
Algeria10.4318.144,616,624
Mozambique9.2725.0232,163,047
Guinea8.8413,497,244
Afghanistan8.267.2739,835,428
Equatorial Guinea7.951,449,896
Sudan7.9214.5144,909,353
Yemen7.5930,490,640
Turkmenistan4.116,117,924
Cuba4.0125.0211,317,505

Internet Speeds by Country 2021