South Korea and Japan Top Internet Speed Ranking
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.
- Average duration of monthly internet usage per user in selected countries as of 4th quarter 2014 (in hours)
Duration of monthly internet usage in selected countries 2014
- Number of internet users in selected countries as of 4th quarter 2014 (in millions)
Number of internet users worldwide 2014, by country
- Market value of the largest internet companies worldwide as of May 2014 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Market value of the largest internet companies worldwide in 2014
- Countries with the fastest average internet connection speed 2014Countries with the fastest average internet connection speed 2014
- South Korea vs world average: mobile device ownership 2013, by screen sizeSouth Korea vs world average: mobile device ownership 2013, by screen size
- B2C e-commerce as percentage of GDP in South Korea 2009-2018B2C e-commerce as percentage of GDP in South Korea 2009-2018
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