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Internet speed

The performance of an Internet connection, which is based on the number of bytes per second that data travels from the user's device to the Internet (upload) and from the Internet (download). Depending on the type of connection, the speed differs dramatically. The download rate is higher than the upload, because a short request to the website (upload) results in a much larger download of Web pages, images and videos.

Internet access via cable, DSL, FiOS and satellite is priced on maximum download/upload speeds. Pricing from a cellular carrier is based on bytes of data transfer in both directions (see carrier data plans), and the download speed can vary significantly depending on current location and activity.

Speed Tests from SPEEDTEST.NET
The top results were the Mac's Internet speeds measured from the SpeedTest website, and the rest came from the SpeedTest Android app. The Mac is wired to the Wi-Fi router, and the router is wired to the Internet via cable modem (see wireless router). Ping is the round trip time to transmit a packet and receive a response. Notice that the website reports Mbps, while the app shows Kbps.

Eight Miles Away
Cellular speeds can vary dramatically with the same carrier. The tests in the previous image were made in a rural location, while this one was taken in a small town.
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The fastest mobile internet speed in the world is in Iceland followed by Norway and Canada - which all have speeds nearly triple Ireland's rate which ranked 46th.
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Despite the improved speeds from the year before, however, the Philippines' global ranking slipped a notch to 104th in mobile broadband internet speed, and by seven places to 108th in fixed broadband internet speeds.
Norway ranked first globally in terms of mobile Internet speed at 65.41 Mbps, followed by Canada at 64.42 Mbps and S.
Consistent with Akamai's forecast, the quarterly trend of Philippines' average internet speed for both mobile and fixed broadband has been on an upward trend and has even doubled from third quarter of 2016 (7.77 Mbps for mobile and 8.40 Mbps for broadband) to first quarter of 2019 (14.71 Mbps for mobile and 19.31 for broadband) based on Speedtest[R] reports by Ookla[R].
Kyrgyzstan ranks 100th in the ranking of mobile internet speeds of the Speedtest Global Index in November 2018 among 123 countries of the world.
Behind Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Korea, Taiwan ranks third highest in Asia for average mobile internet speeds.
He said the government welcomed the new packages offered by those companies that served better internet speeds at cheaper prices, but they also needed to appreciate their customers who still subscribed to old packages.
Hence, Philippine internet speed is one of the slowest in Asia and the most expensive for that matter.
According to the report, Bahrain led the Arab world, with an average Internet speed of 5.05 Mbps (good for 90th worldwide).
Users of 4G in India say that slow internet speed is something they all dread because they always look for reasonable speeds so that they can watch videos without any buffer and can browse better and get a fast digital life?
Internet-monitoring firm Akamai reported in 2017 that Internet speed in the Philippines of 5.5 megabits per second is so much behind South Korea's 29 Mbps, which is the world's fastest.

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