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UAE ranked fourth globally in mobile broadband speed test in September

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UAE has jumped one place higher to rank fourth in the global mobile broadband speed test in September, according to Ookla’s Global Speed Test Index.

The global speed test compares internet speed data from around the world every month. Data for the index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using speed test every month, out of 175 countries.

The global average download speed is 29.50Mbps while the upload speed is 11.34Mbps.

In the UAE, the average download speed is 65.38Mbps while the upload speed is 20.57Mbps.

The top three countries are South Korea, Qatar and Norway.

In South Korea, the average download speed is 95.11Mbps while it is 69.05Mbps in Qatar and it is 68Mbps in Norway.

When compared to other Gulf Cooperation Countries, Saudi Arabia is ranked two places down at 25th with a download speed of 44.12Mbps, Oman down three places at 35th with a download speed of 38.93Mbps, Kuwait down three places at 36th with a download speed of 38Mbps and Bahrain steady at 58th with a download speed of 30.34Mbps.

In the fixed broadband space, UAE is ranked 31st with an average download speed of 86.85Mbps while the average upload speed is 34.40Mbps despite being ranked number one for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) penetration across the world for the third year in a row.

The global average download speed is 69.10Mbps while the upload speed is 36.52Mbps.

The top three countries are Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.

In Singapore, the average download speed is 196.88Mbps while it is 160.23Mbps in Hong Kong and it is 151.70Mbps in South Korea.

When compared to other Gulf Cooperation Countries, Qatar is ranked 41st with a download speed of 68.37Mbps, Bahrain ranked 54th with 48.86Mbps, Saudi Arabia ranked 56th with 46.35Mbps, Kuwait at 62th with 41.82Mbps and Oman at 86th with 27.19Mbps.