SINGAPORE – Singapore is the world’s quickest broadband nation, in keeping with a worldwide index based mostly on new knowledge gathered from Web customers all over the world.
The Speedtest World Index by Web metrics firm Ookla confirmed that the Republic had the best median obtain pace for fastened broadband in October, November and December final yr, when the brand new metric was launched.
In these three months, Web customers right here registered median obtain speeds of 188.11Mbps, 184.65Mbps and 192.17Mbps, respectively.
The median pace is the center worth of all of the obtain pace knowledge collected.
The index is predicated on knowledge gathered by way of Ookla’s Speedtest device, a downloadable free app that enables customers to check the pace of their Web connection.
Beforehand, Ookla ranked markets solely by their imply, or common, obtain pace.
Underneath the outdated metric of common obtain pace, Singapore’s rating had been inconsistent, transferring between first and second place for many months final yr. In October, it ranked third, behind Monaco and Hong Kong.
Ookla stated the brand new metric was launched to extra precisely signify the everyday consumer expertise of customers, and would be the solely set of knowledge out there on the index from at the moment.
In December, below the brand new metric, Chile got here in second for median obtain pace at 187.50Mbps. Thailand took third place at 175.93Mbps, whereas Hong Kong was fourth at 168.66Mbps. Monaco was fifth at 165.47Mbps.
The highest 4 markets have maintained their rankings on the checklist for median obtain pace since November, whereas Monaco jumped two locations from seventh place.
Final Friday, Ookla additionally topped native agency ViewQwest as Singapore’s quickest broadband supplier final yr. ViewQwest’s prospects clocked a prime obtain pace of 783.63Mbps.
MyRepublic took second place at 766.26Mbps, whereas Singtel was third at 658.89Mbps.
StarHub was in fourth place with a prime obtain pace of 631.15Mbps, adopted by M1 at 490.77Mbps.
There have been greater than 5 million pace assessments taken on the device final yr by prospects of the 5 main broadband suppliers.
Ookla additionally measures cellular browsing speeds utilizing the identical device accessible on customers’ cell phones.