Tech & Science Australia's internet speed ranking falls two places to 55th fastest in the world

17:52  08 january  2018
17:52  08 january  2018 Source:

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Australia ' s internet speeds have gotten even slower and have been ranked the 55 th fastest in the world , falling behind countries including Kazakhstan and Guam. Australia ' s slow internet speeds have dropped two places on the global scale (stock image).

If you want fast 4G, you should live in Singapore, New Zealand or Hungary. But perhaps most importantly, you should definitely not live in the US. According to an updated report from Open Signal, the US ranks 55 th in the world league table for LTE speeds . Its paltry average of 10Mbps places it

Australia's speed ranking fell below Kazakhstan and Guam.© AAP Image Australia's speed ranking fell below Kazakhstan and Guam. Australia has fallen two places on a global ranking of internet speeds to 55 as the National Broadband Network looks to be completed by 2020.

A monthly ranking by the Speedtest Global Index placed Australia at number 55 for fixed broadband speeds in the world for December 2017, with an average download speed of 25.88 Megabits per second (Mbps).

One place above with 25.96 Mbps was Kazakhstan and one place below was the United Arab Emirates with 25.69 Mbps.

In first place was Singapore with a lightning-quick download speed of 161.21 Mbps.

An NBN spokesperson told The Australian that our poor internet speeds should lift once more Australians connect to the network. Approximately three million Australian homes are currently connected and using the NBN.

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"This means that the majority of data being captured by these kind of reports are being generated by the five million or so legacy services on slower ADSL ser­vices," the spokesman said.

"As these premises switch to the NBN and we move towards our target of eight million activated NBN premises by 2020, we expect to see the overall fixed-broadband speeds in Australia ­increase significantly."

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The easiest place in the world to open a bank account. The highest bank interest rates. A word of caution on Panama banks. Norway is number two of fastest average internet speed in the world .

Australia was ranked 30th in the world for average peak internet speeds in 2013, and three years later we've dropped to 56th. According to the third edition of the Digital Australia : State of the Nation report, our country has fallen two places in the World Economic Forum’ s Networked Readiness Index.

Speedtest develops its ranking systems using data gleaned from users who go to its site to gauge how fast their internet is – and much like restaurant reviews, it's likely that people who were experiencing poor internet would go to the site to see how bad it was.

Under the NBN, Australians would have access to several different speed "tiers", based on which retailer the user purchased their NBN connection plan with.

For example, Telstra's standard evening speed tier offers users a minimum download speed of 15 Mbps during peak evening times from 7pm11pm.

Online streaming service Netflix recommends an internet speed of 3.0 Mbps to watch movies and television series in standard definition.

The Speedtest Global Index also ranked users based on their mobile internet speeds, where Australia ranked in 7th place with a an average download speed of 48.87 Mbps.

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