Liechtenstein offers the second-fastest broadband speed in the world
7 August 2023
Liechtenstein has the second-fastest broadband in the world. Internet connections are only faster on the Channel Island of Jersey. Macao and Iceland occupy third and fourth place respectively, while Switzerland languishes down in 44th spot.
People in Liechtenstein benefit from an average internet speed of 247 megabits per second (Mbps), which is the second-fastest broadband speed in the world. Only the Channel Island of Jersey is ahead of the principality, according to an analysis carried out by the UK comparison portal cable.co.uk. In Jersey, the average data transfer speed is 265 Mbps. Switzerland languishes down in 44th spot with a comparatively low score of just 75 Mbps.
The Chinese special administrative region of Macao is in third position, with an average speed of 231 Mbps, followed in fourth spot by Iceland with 229 Mbps. The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, is ranked in 5th place with an average speed of 206 Mbps.
All five countries have one aspect in common in that they are all either small or island nations. In this context, people in Liechtenstein, the world’s sixth-smallest country, are in a position to enjoy “excellent broadband infrastructure with high speeds for all” on account of the small geographic area that the Principality covers.
The slowest broadband connections, however, are to be found in Afghanistan, where the average internet speed is just 1.71 Mbps, as well as Yemen (1.79 Mbps) and Syria (2.3 Mbps). Within Western Europe, the Faroe Islands (42 Mbps), Denmark (50 Mbps) and Austria (56 Mbps) contend with the slowest download speeds.
Overall, Western Europe takes first place in a regional comparison. In this region, it takes an average of 7 seconds to download a movie of 5 gigabytes. Conversely, an equivalent download would take 1 hour and 16 minutes in North Africa, the region with the slowest internet speeds on average.
These rankings are the result of around 1.3 billion speed tests, according to cable.co.uk. The tests were carried out in the 12 months to June 30, 2023, and cover 220 countries.