A test of broadband speeds took place across 207 countries this past year. This series of tests contained 276 million broadband speed tests. And the period of this test was 12 months. It was conducted by M-Lab till May 7th, 2019.
Last year Romania ranked 5th in the tests with a mean download speed of 21.8 Mbps. But this year, its rank sunk low to 37. And it has a download speed of 38.6 Mbps. This means last year it took 18 minutes to download a movie of 5 GB, but this year it took 31 minutes 19 seconds to download the same.
It isn’t just Romania, who is on the list. But its neighbour Hungary is also on the 20th place, with a mean download speed of 31.1 Mbps. Other than Hungary there is also Bulgaria, who is at number 49 with a mean download speed of 16.95 Mbps. And Moldova ranks at 60 with 11.56 Mbps. These results even impacted the comparison of TV providers (tv provider vergelijken) which showed similar rankings of the countries.
Europe has the highest concentration of countries with fast and very fast broadband. Most of the countries fall within the top 100 fastest. And out of the 50 top countries with fast speed, 37 are from Europe.
Jersey ranks first in Europe with fastest average speed of 67.46 Mbps. It is too fast compared to the slowest in Europe, Armenia. And Armenia has an average speed of just 4.85 Mbps.
Taiwan even surpassed Singapore this year. And it ranked the fastest with 85.02 Mbps. And if we compare Taiwan to Yemen, it has an average speed of 0.38 Mbps. So, if you want to download a 5 GB movie in Taiwan, then it takes hardly 8 minutes to do so. But if you want to do so in Yemen then it takes about 30 hours.
That sums up the speed game of broadband rankings in the world for this year.