Internet connection speeds: Bulgaria among top 30 in the world

Written by on August 9, 2017 in World - Comments Off on Internet connection speeds: Bulgaria among top 30 in the world

Bulgaria has some of the fastest internet connections in the world, according to a study by British broadband, TV and phone price comparison website

The newly-released ranking contains 189 countries, topped by Singapore, which the fastest internet connections by far, at an average speed of 55.13Mbps.

Sweden was in second place, with 40.16Mbps, and Taiwan in third with broadband speeds of 34.40Mbps, on average.

Bulgaria ranked 27th, behind countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, the US and Romania.

Ranked between Canada and the Czech Republic, Bulgaria has an average connection speed of 17.54Mbps. This is still a pretty good value, in comparison with 162 countries listed below Bulgaria.

Bulgaria still had a faster average internet connection than New Zealand, the UK, Monaco, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Ireland, France or Croatia. The three countries with the lowest connection speeds were Burkina Faso, Gabon and Yemen.

For illustration, downloading a 7.5GB high-definition film in Singapore would take 18 minutes and 34 seconds. Downloading the same film in Bulgaria would take some 50 minutes and more than an hour in the UK.

The data used to compile the ranking list came from 63 million speed test results.




About the Author

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage. Please click to support our advertisers!