Here’s how broadband speeds in Thailand rank against the rest of the world

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Broadband speeds in Thailand are better than many of its ASEAN neighbours, according to a new study.

With a mean download speed of 16.85Mbps, Thailand has the second fastest internet speeds of all the ASEAN member states, behind only Singapore, which topped the study.

The study also found that broadband speeds in Thailand are faster than in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and China.

The study was carried out by M-Lab and ranked by Cable.co.uk, which took more than 63 million broadband speed tests.

The study found that Singapore has the fastest internet, as is often the case with these type of studies, with internet users there are able to enjoy a mean download speed of 55.13Mbps.

Sweden and Taiwan were in 2nd and 3rd spot with speeds of 40.16 and 34.4Mbps, respectively.

Thailand was ranked 29th out of 189, ahead of New Zealand in 30th, the UK in 31st and Australia in 55th.

The United States was in 20th spot overall with a mean download speed of 20Mbps.

Ranking Country Mean Download Speed
1 Singapore 55.13
2 Sweden 40.16
3 Taiwan 34.4
4 Denmark 33.54
5 Netherlands 33.52
6 Latvia 30.36
7 Norway 29.13
8 Belgium 27.37
9 Hong Kong 27.16
10 Switzerland 26.93
21 United States 20
29 Thailand 16.85
30 New Zealand 16.6
31 United Kingdom 16.51
55 Australia 7.7

In last place was Yemen with a mean download speed of 0.34Mbps and where a 7.5GB HD movie takes over two days to download.

Regionally, Malaysia in 63rd (6.69Mbps), Vietnam in 74th (5.46Mbps), Indonesia in 75th (5.19Mbps), Cambodia in 98th (3.1Mbps) and Laos in 124th (1.94Mbps) all trailed well behind Thailand.

Somewhat surprising was that South Korea, which normally features highly in surveys about internet speeds was only ranked in 16th place.

You can see the full rankings here.

Dan Howdle, consumer telecoms analyst at Cable.co.uk, said: “These results offer us a fresh perspective on where we sit in the broadband world.”

Collin Anderson, an independent researcher at M-Lab, said: “The research demonstrates the value of network measurements and open data across countries to understand where countries rank against each other and to provide evidence that facilitates public learning about broadband development.”

Jonathan Fairfield
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