South Korea and Japan Top Internet Speed Ranking

from
,

For some time now, South Korea has boasted the highest average internet connection speed in the world. In the second quarter of 2013, South Korean internet users surfed at an average speed of 13.3 Mbps, 53 percent faster than Americans whose connection speed averaged at 8.7 Mbps. To add a little perspective: at 8.7 Mbps, it takes a little less than an hour to download a 2-hour movie in HD quality (file size 3GB-4GB).

The United States is ranked 8th in the global speed ranking that is topped by South Korea, Japan and Switzerland, the latter having displaced Hong Kong from third rank. The global average connection speed was measured at 3.3 Mbps, after having passing 3 Mbps for the first time in the first quarter of this year.



Infographic: South Korea and Japan Top Internet Speed Ranking | Statista Full view
Related Infographics
  • Internet usage worldwide
    These Countries Have The Fastest Internet Speeds

    This chart shows the countries with the highest average internet connection speeds in Q2 2014.

  • Wearable Technology
    Activity Tracking Is The Most-Wanted Smartwatch Feature

    This chart illustrates which features smartphone users from five major markets consider most important in a smartwatch.

  • College & University
    Most International Students in the U.S. Come from Asia

    This chart shows the top cities/countries for international students in the United States.

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup
    World Cup Humiliations Are a Rare Event

    This chart shows the biggest World Cup wins in history.

  • Internet usage worldwide
    The U.S. Comes 7th for High Speed Internet Penetration

    This chart shows the top 10 countries with the highest penetration of 10+ Mbps Internet connections.

More info on this topic
Internet usage worldwide statistics
Internet usage worldwide statistics
Internet usage worldwide
You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference

FAQ
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", , which inlcudes current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Jan Ahrens
(jan.ahrens@statista.com).