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Google Ranks Countries With Fastest Internet Service

    April 20, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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Yesterday we brought you news that Google was planning to invest billions to improve internet speeds, particularly for mobile devices. As part of that effort, they compiled page load data for countries around the world and ranked them by speed.

According to Bloomberg, who go their hands on the data, the United States ranks solidly in the middle of the pack with load times on desktop computers of an average of 5.7 seconds and 9.2 seconds on mobile devices.

The countries with the fastest speeds were the Slovak Republic and South Korea. The Slovak Republic was tops in desktop speeds at 3.3 seconds, while South Korea was fastest in mobile with an average of 4.8 seconds. At the opposite end of the spectrum were Chile and Malaysia. Desktop load times in Chile averaged 10 seconds, while mobile load times in Malaysia averaged 12.7 seconds.

Check out the top tens in each category below:

Top 10 in Desktop Speeds (in seconds)

  • Slovak Republic (3.3)
  • South Korea (3.5)
  • Czech Republic (3.7)
  • Netherlands (3.9)
  • Japan (4)
  • Denmark (4.3)
  • Switzerland (4.3)
  • Sweden (4.5)
  • Belgium (4.6)
  • Norway (4.8)
  • Bottom 10 in Desktop Speeds (in seconds)

  • Chile (10)
  • Colombia (10.2)
  • Peru (11.7)
  • Brazil (11.8)
  • Argentina (12.8)
  • Malaysia (14.3)
  • Venezuela (14.9)
  • India (15.1)
  • Philippines (15.4)
  • Indonesia (20.3)
  • Top 10 in Mobile Speeds (in seconds)

  • South Korea (4.8)
  • Denmark (5.2)
  • Hong Kong (5.9)
  • Norway (6)
  • Sweden (6.1)
  • Estonia (6.2)
  • Czech Republic (6.3)
  • Japan (6.4)
  • Romania (7.5)
  • Slovak Republic (7.6)
  • Bottom 10 in Mobile Speeds (in seconds)

  • Malaysia (12.7)
  • Indonesia (12.9)
  • Singapore (12.9)
  • Mexico (14.1)
  • Brazil (15.8)
  • Argentina (16.3)
  • India (16.4)
  • Thailand (17.4)
  • Saudi Arabia (21.2)
  • United Arab Emirates (26.7)