UAE has jumped 16 places to rank 25th in fixed broadband speed and connectivity globally, according to Ookla’s Global Speed test Index conducted in June this year.
The global speed test compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis. Data for the index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using speed test every month, out of 177 countries.
“Etisalat and du have recently doubled the speed for businesses and consumers which led to an increase in business productivity in the country,” Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of UAE, said.
The global average download speed is 59.45Mbps while the upload speed is 30.72Mbps.
UAE is top in FTTH penetration
In the UAE, the download speed is 88.35Mbps and it is also first in the Middle East.
The top three countries are Singapore with 195.88Mbps download speeds, followed by Hong Kong with 173.54Mbps and South Korea with 144.99Mbps.
Al Mansoori said in a statement that the UAE is also ranked number one for fibre to the home (FTTH) penetration across the world for a third year in a row.
In mobile broadband speed test, the UAE remained at seventh position with 57.45Mbps download speed.
The global average download speed is 27.44Mbps while the upload speed is 10.62Mbps.
The top three countries are South Korea with a download speed of 90.06Mbps, followed by Norway with 64.80Mbps and Canada with 63.63Mbps.