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UAE ranked fifth globally in mobile broadband speed test in October

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UAE has fallen one place lower to rank fifth in the global mobile broadband speed test in October, according to Ookla’s Global Speed Test Index.

The global speed test compares internet speed data from around the world every month. Data for the index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using speed test every month.

The global average download speed is 30.02Mbps while the upload speed is 11.59Mbps.

In the UAE, the average download speed is 65.29Mbps while the upload speed is 20.83Mbps.

The top three countries which remained unchanged are South Korea, Qatar and Norway.

In South Korea, the average download speed in September was 95.11Mbps while it was 69.05Mbps in Qatar and 68Mbps in Norway.

In October, the average download speed in South Korea increased to 112.77Mbps while it was 75.02Mbps in Qatar and 69.53Mbps in Norway. Australia overtook the UAE to be placed fourth.

When compared to other Gulf Cooperation Countries, Saudi Arabia is ranked two places higher at 22th with a download speed of 46.90Mbps, Kuwait jumped two places higher at 34th with a download speed of 39.97Mbps, Oman remained unchanged at 35th with a download speed of 39.86Mbps while Bahrain jumped nine places higher at 49th with a download speed of 33.68Mbps.

In the fixed broadband space, UAE jumps one place higher to 30th with an average download speed of 89.30Mbps while the average upload speed is 36.49Mbps despite being ranked number one for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) penetration across the world for the third year in a row.

The global average download speed improved from 69.10Mbps in September to 70.68Mbps in October while the upload speed is 38.23MBps in October compared to 36.52Mbps in September.

The top three countries are Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong.

In Singapore, the average download speed is 194.09Mbps while it is 165.82Mbps in South Korea and it is 159.96Mbps in Hong Kong.

When compared to other Gulf Cooperation Countries, Qatar is ranked 42nd with a download speed of 69.39Mbps, followed by Kuwait jumping seven places to 55th with a download speed of 49.20Mbps, Saudi Arabia with 48.22Mbps, Oman at 86th with 28.33Mbps, Bahrain lowered 35 places to 89th with 26.40Mbps.