If you want to know which country has the fastest mobile Internet browsing speed right now, you will be surprised to know that it’s UK, and not the US, according to this Verge report. But this is not broadband, it is mobile Internet browsing – the data pack you get when you don’t have a Wi-Fi and you need to access the Internet using your SIM card.
The figures have been released by the content delivery network Akamai (this is the link to the report). On an average, people in the UK could get speeds up to 27.9 Mbps when connecting to the Akamai platform in Q1 2016. In the US, the average speed was around 7 Mbps. In Europe it was around 17 Mbps.
For the first quarter of 2016, the average mobile Internet browsing speed in the US was 5.1 Mbps, which is even lower than Turkey, Kenya and Paraguay. In many European countries the speed is double than US. Even Slovakia has an average mobile Internet browsing speed of 13.3 Mbps. France gets 11.5 and Germany gets 15.7 Mbps. With 2.9 Mbps Algeria gets the lowest average mobile Internet browsing speed. Singapore, usually known for its great mobile Internet browsing speed, and in many instances, sometimes even fastest in the world, lags behind UK as far as accessing the Akamai servers go. In Singapore, the average mobile Internet browsing speed seems to be 6.7 Mbps, although at its peak the speed goes up to 62.2 Mbps, which then becomes the fastest in the world.
So if you want to enjoy the fasted mobile Internet browsing speed then you should consider moving to Britain, but due to the Brexit sentiment prevailing in the country, it doesn’t seem to be a friendly country for immigrants.