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.



Infographic: South Korea and Japan Top Internet Speed Ranking | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Internet usage worldwide
    The U.S. Ranks 8th in High Speed Internet Penetration

    South Korea and Japan are leading in the adoption of high boradband internet connections. More than 40% of internet users in both countries surf with an average bandwidth of at least 10 Mbps downstream. The United States ranks 8th, with a high broadband penetration of 23%.

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

Yes, please send me a daily reminder for the 'Chart of the Day'

Please register for free to receive our daily infographic newsletter.
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 Felix Richter
(felix.richter@statista.com).