We couldn’t quite believe it either, but according to research conducted by Akamai Technologies the UK has the best networks in the world for mobile connectivity.
The ‘First Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet Report’ had a look at various performance metrics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, and a few more.
As mentioned above, the UK had the fastest mobile connectivity, recording an average speed of 26 Mbps across the first quarter, however Europe also occupied nine of the top ten spots worldwide.
On the broadband side of things, perhaps it should be unsurprising that smaller countries, where the government plays a more active role in network investment, are the better performers. South Korea, Qatar and Hong Kong all performed well - Singapore, another which boasts prominent government support, recorded the highest peak broadband speeds at 184.5 Mbps.
“Increases in connection speeds and broadband penetration have helped enable the Internet to support levels of traffic that even just a few years ago would have been unimaginable,” said David Belson, Editor of the State of the Internet Report.
So, for the best mobile internet browsing, come to the UK!
To read the full report, click here.