Hong Kong has slower fixed broadband speed than Singapore

The SAR fell to second place with a speed of 145.65 Mbps.

Hong Kong is eating the dust of close regional competitor Singapore in the global fastest fixed broadband speed rankings after flopping to second place with a speed of 145.65 MBps, according to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index reported by South China Morning Post.

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Singapore beat 132 countries and regions to retain the top spot for the 12th consecutive year with an average download speed of 181.47 Mbps. This represents over three times the global average download speed of 46.41 Mbps.

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Iceland, Romania and South Korea nabbed the third, fourth and fifth spots in the global fastest fixed broadband rankings respectively.

Despite holding the record of broadband speeds, Hong Kong has Singapore beat in terms of broadband penetration as the SAR ranks 20th with a penetration rate of 31.6% compared to Singapore’s 26.1% which ranks it at 29th, according to data from the International Telecommunication Union.

In terms of mobile internet speeds, Qatar nabbed the top spot followed by Norway and United Arab Emirates. Singapore came in at fourth place with average mobile download speed of 52.84 Mbps which is still higher than the global average of 22.81 Mbps.

Hong Kong was ranked 42nd for average mobile download speed with 29.06 Mbps.

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The global speed test rankings is conducted by US-based Ookla that specialises in internet testing and analysis.  

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