Thai internet speeds “not as bad as people think”


VoiceTV reported yesterday that worldwide findings about internet speeds showed that Thailand still ranked quite well.

VoiceTV said in their headline that the survey results on the “Fastmetrics” website showed that the situation in Thailand was not as bad as some people make out.

Thailand ranked in seventh place in the Asia-Pacific region with an average speed of 9.3 Mbps in the third quarter of 2016.

average internet speeds in Asia Pacific

Image: Fastmetrics

Australia came in 8th.

The top five countries with the fastest speeds in the world were South Korea (26.3Mbps), Hong Kong (20.1), Norway (20.0), Sweden (19.7) and in fifth Switzerland with 18.4 Mbps on average.

Worldwide average speed was 6.3 that compared with 5.6 from the third quarter of 2015.

This meant that Thailand was still exceeding the worldwide average.

And the country with the slowest internet in the world? That dubious honor went to the African country of Mali with a speed of just 0.5 Mbps.

The news comes after a similar study which took place in February by UK based analytics firm OpenSignal ranked Thailand in 70th place out 87 countries surveyed for its mobile internet speed.

The survey found that Thailand had an average mobile data speed of 6.09Mbps.

H/T: Fastmetrics and Voice TV


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