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Maximum Internet Speed Available in the World

Internet Speed can be as high as a company can afford to buy from a ISP. However it does have restrictions. For example Cable has its own limits, optic fiber, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G every technology comes with its own high caps. In this article we are talking about the general speed available to the general public. Internet Service Providers can provide on demand speed to any company or Govt. Organizations. So keep this in mind that here we are discussing the speed only available to the general public. However you will also get the idea of the maximum internet speed each technology offers.

Maximum Internet Speed in World

Google Fiber offers the highest Internet speed i.e 1,000 Mb/s. You can read about there service here.

As I said every technology has its own limits. Following are the limits.

DSL/ADSL

  • Maximum Speed = 25-30Mbit

Wired Ethernet

  • Maximum Speed 1,000 Mbits

Satalite Internet

  • Maximum Download Rate = 1 Gbps
  • Average Download Rate = 1Mbps
  • Average Upload Rate = 256kbps

Mobile Technologies

  • 2G Internet = 50 Kb/s
  • EDGE = 500 Kb/s i.e 1 MB/s
  • 3G Internet  = 56 Mbit/s
  • 4G Internet  = 100 Mbit/s
  • 5G Internet = 1 Gbit/s

Note:- There is difference between MB/s and Mb/s. MB Megabytes and Mb means Megabit. The Megabytes is used for the file size and Megabit is used for internet download speed. You need to be aware of this because you can get completely wrong idea of how exactly internet speed is measured.

1 Mega Bytes = 8 Megabit

Top 10 Countries with the Maximum Internet Speed

According to Wikipedia the following countries have the below stated average maximum internet speed. The stats are for the year 2015.

  1. South Korea         20.5 Mb/s
  2. Sweden                17.5 Mb/s
  3. Norway                16.4 Mb/s
  4. Switzerland         16.2 Mb/s
  5. Hong Kong           15.8 Mb/s
  6. Netherlands        15.6 Mb/s
  7. Japan                    15.0 Mb/s
  8. Finland                 14.8  Mb/s
  9. Czech Republic    14.5 Mb/s
  10. Denmark               14.0 Mb/s

Another clue that i found on the web about maximum internet speed is here

Scientists have set a new world record for data transmission by transferring a data rate of 2.56 Terabit per second over a glass fibre link of 160 km length.

One thing is clear that United States is not the country with the world fasted internet speed. South Korea is the first country with the fasted internet connection.

Internet Speeds Reported by Users

  • Saudi Arabia 4G Speed = 150 mbs
  • 950 Mbps at IIT roorkee

You can also post your country speed in the comment section below.

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Rahul @ MazaKaro September 4, 2010, 11:02 am

    Where is India’s. I think in india airtel is providing 10 MBPS plan. May be much higher also exists.

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    • Marko August 11, 2012, 2:36 pm

      Which city in India has the fastest internet connection?
      And what is the max speed for upload and download?

      Reply
      • Aashir Ahmed April 5, 2013, 8:05 pm

        Patna
        Upload speed: 32 Mb/s
        Download speed: 60 Mb/s

        Reply
  • Simrandeep Singh September 4, 2010, 2:54 pm

    I also want to know about maximum internet speed available. If anybody knows about it, do comment here.

    Reply
  • Tek3D September 5, 2010, 8:27 am

    This is an interesting topic. Internet speed at my location is 1.62 Mb/s but I’ve never reached this speed.

    Reply
  • Satyajit September 6, 2010, 5:10 am

    nice share bro…..gud info,i saw it in speedtest.net.
    Thanks for sharing… 🙂

    Reply
  • aatif September 6, 2010, 9:51 am

    Really interesting !!! i used 8 Mb/s speed at my location . 🙂

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    • sandy November 23, 2010, 7:02 pm

      not possible bro how can u got 8 MBps
      it must be 8 mbps or 8 Mbps
      got it u hav only 8 mega bit

      Reply
      • yahya April 17, 2011, 12:56 am

        Excuse me Sandy,
        I dont know where you are from but even in India
        anyone can have about 8-10 MBps speed with satcom
        the connection costs Rs.(INR symbol is not present)80k
        per year.
        I dont know installetion charges.
        To be genuine i dont have this connection, but one of
        mine friend had this, and he said its not too costly.

        Reply
  • Thewebtricks.com September 6, 2010, 5:49 pm

    really cool,indians[me too] don’t enjoy much internet speeds,only university wi-fiz are speedy,no speedy broadband available in north side[claimed speedy bradbands are not that much speedy]

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  • Raman December 18, 2010, 8:29 pm

    Recently scientist of japan became successful to reach a speed of 74mbps.
    In India maximum downloading speed is upto 21mbps provided by Tata Do Co Mo 3G.

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  • smorrissey January 25, 2011, 6:23 am

    2.56 TB is equivalent to 2621.44 GB not 40!

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  • soul August 31, 2011, 7:31 pm

    in India 16 MB is max. Its for business series… only in companies, it will be there, but it will be shared to many pcs and so each one gets around 512/256 kbps at min…

    In USA, 16 MB will be common one… everyone has min of 16 MB …

    1 movie via torrent will be downloaded within half an hour….so USA people are fast in tech updates and uploads… 😀

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    • Mihai May 2, 2012, 5:35 pm

      Hi guys,
      In Romania there is a provider-UPC- that offer a speed of 120 Mbps for about 15 euro/month.

      Reply
  • Abdullah October 11, 2011, 2:13 pm

    wow, this is amazing! to see Pakistan at 131th number, Lol. but i think its not true, because we have downloading speed of 5Mbps here in NUST..
    wish if our govt launch 3g! or they’re thinking about to go direct to 4G ! Lol.

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  • Usman May 12, 2012, 4:36 am

    So tru bro 5mbps is given by Naya tel fiber optic i een got 5.22mbps at my place

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  • uzair June 22, 2012, 9:07 pm

    in pakistan highest speed is 50mbps by ptcl i saw it on their website but its too costly

    Reply
  • Remon June 23, 2012, 8:56 am

    Interesting thread..
    But sucks for me, the max speed I ever reached was 70kb/s lol

    Reply
  • believe me July 26, 2012, 9:02 pm

    In my college in INDIA i usually get averagely 35 MBPS download speed and i get maximum of 54 MBPS

    Reply
  • Mahesh August 13, 2012, 8:22 pm

    Hey Guys i found something in the speedtest.com i got 50 mbps.

    and beam and other vendors providing 100mbps also.

    Reply
  • Raaj September 14, 2012, 7:21 pm

    What about saudi arabia and Dubai. Dubai launched 3G In april 2004. And i got maximum speed in saudi arabia 7.2 Mbps in 2006 via 3.5G network. In 2009 21.6 mbps and 42.2 mbps via 3.75G. In 2010 200mbps via fifth and 4G speed is around 150mbps. Saudi launched 4G on february 2010. But they are still not in the list coz they never show off of anything

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  • bhanu pradeep January 11, 2016, 10:32 pm

    950 Mbps at IIT roorkee

    Reply

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