Internet company Ookla has just published its results for the rankings of Asian countries in terms of Internet speeds, and the results are quite revealing. Thailand actually ranks 6th in the region with an average of 18.9 Mbps, far ahead of Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia, but outclassed by countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan.
Thailand Internet speeds on the rise
According to the new global survey by Ookla, the average broadband speed in Malaysia is slower than Vietnam and Cambodia in the region, and barely ahead of Myanmar. Thailand ranks fairly well, with Vietnam not that far behind.
At the number one spot was Hong Kong with a speed of 78.3 Mbps. Singapore sped to second placing at 66.6 Mbps while South Korea was ranked fourth (53.77 Mbps), the United Kingdom 23rd (26.85 Mbps) and the United States, 32nd (23.9 Mbps).
The survey is conducted every year by Ookla, a global broadband and network diagnostic applications company, that compares the uplink/downlink speeds and ping times, as well as other metrics.
Thailand’s Internet infrastructure is slowly improving, though it may not seem like it at times. Companies such as 3BB, True and TOT all offer fairly fast ADSL broadband connections, as well as newer fibre-optic technologies that go far beyond what ADSL can offer.
As an example, 3BB now offers a 30 Mbps (downlink) / 3 Mbps (uplink) fibre package for around 1,300 baht a month, almost doubling in price if you opt for 50 Mbps / 10 Mbps. Now that’s a great speed, as long as it’s reliable of course…