NZ broadband speed ranking revealed

New Zealand's mean download speeds should be improving as more people sign up for ultra-fast broadband (fibre) which is ...
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New Zealand's mean download speeds should be improving as more people sign up for ultra-fast broadband (fibre) which is capable of 100Mbs.

A new ranking of world broadband speeds puts New Zealand in 30th position.

New Zealand's mean download speed was 16.6Mbs which means you can download a 7.5GB movie in just over one hour. This compares to 18 minutes for Singapore, the top ranked country which got 55Mbs.

The worldwide rankings, compiled by broadband comparison service Cable.co.uk, put Britain one place below us, the United States at 21st, while Australia was at 55th position with 7.7Mbs. 

Still, that's a lot better than Yemen, where download speeds of 0.34Mbps means it would take two days to download a movie.

Most countries in the top 30 were from Europe and Asia. 

However, various broadband rankings tend to offer a scattered picture of speeds.

A recent report from Akamai gives New Zealand an average download speed of 14.7Mbs. In that report, Australia gets 11Mbs.

And according to an Ookla report in 2015, New Zealand had an average download speed of 27.4Mbs.

New Zealand's  download speeds should be improving as more people sign up for ultra-fast broadband (fibre) which is capable of 100Mbs.

The latest test by Cable.co.uk involved more than 63 million speed tests carried out across the world in the 12 months up to May 2017.

To check your speed, download the Ookla Speedtest app for your smartphone, or visit the Ookla website.

To find out the fastest potential speed at your home, visit broadbandmap.nz.

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 - Stuff

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