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20 countries with best and worst Internet speed

Last updated on: October 13, 2011 11:22 IST
The average worldwide download speed is 580KBps.

A study conducted by Pando Networks reveals the speed and reliability of Internet connections around the world with some surprising findings.

Based on 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries from January through June 2011, the study provides a comprehensive look at worldwide data accessibility, singling out the best and the worst places to link up with the web.

The average worldwide download speed is 580 kbps.

Average download speeds also vary based by ISP, and choosing the correct one could be the difference between speedy downloads and frustrating wait times.

Let us have a look at 10 countries that have the best download speed and 10 that have the worst.

First, let us see where India stands.

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Gateway of India in Mumbai.

India

Average download speed: 184 (kbps)

World ranking: 108 out of 222 countries

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Seoul comes alive at night.


1. South Korea

Average download speed: 2,202 (kbps)

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Bucharest, capital of Romania.

2. Romania

Average download speed: 1,909 (kbps)

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Sofia, capital of Bulgaria.

3. Bulgaria

Average download speed: 1,611 (kbps)

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Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.

4. Lithuania

Average download speed: 1,463 (kbps)

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Riga, capital of Latvia.

5. Latvia

Average download speed: 1,377 (kbps)

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Tokyo, capital of Japan.

6. Japan

Average download speed: 1,364 (kbps)

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Stockholm, capital of Sweden.

7. Sweden

Average download speed: 1,234 (kbps)

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Kiev, capital of Ukraine.

8. Ukraine

Average download speed: 1,190 (kbps)

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Copenhagen, capital of Denmark.

9. Denmark

Average download speed: 1,020 (kbps)

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A view of Hong Kong.

10. Hong Kong

Average download speed: 992 (kbps)

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Seychelles by the sea.

213. Seychelles

Average download speed: 42 (kbps)

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A view of Sao Tome and Principe.

214. Sao Tome and Principe

Average download speed: 41 (kbps)

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A temple in Myanmar.

215. Myanmar

Average download speed: 39 (kbps)

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A view of Guinea-Bissau.

216. Guinea-Bissau

Average download speed: 29 (kbps)

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Mountains in Chad glow under the Sun's rays.

217. Chad

Average download speed: 25 (kbps)

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A lake in Lesotho.

218. Lesotho

Average download speed: 25 (kbps)

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A view of Cook Islands.

219. Cook Islands

Average download speed: 24 (kbps)

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A view of Comoros.

220. Comoros

Average download speed: 23 (kbps)

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The endangered bongo antelope in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic.

221. Central African Republic

Average download speed: 14 (kbps)

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A Mountain Gorilla.

222. Democratic Republic of Congo

Average download speed: 13 (kbps)