The (opens in new tab) for the first quarter of 2017 sadly hasn’t seen any change in Australia’s rankings. Despite making some headway in average download speeds, our island nation is still languishing in 50th place.
Slow and steady?
According to the report, the average connection speed in Australia is now 11.4Mbps, a quarter-on-quarter rise of 9.6%. Last year, we only hit 9.4Mbps.
Our neighbours across the Tasman Sea, however, have fared a little better. The average connection speed in New Zealand is 14.7Mbps – a 40% rise since last year – which bumps them up to a ranking of 27th in the world from last year’s 40th.
Heck, even Kenya has put Australia to shame, ranking 43rd in the world for average internet speeds at 12.2Mbps.
For the 19 million Australians who still don’t have access to the NBN, that rollout can’t come soon enough.