|20 July, 2019

UAE tops region with fastest fixed broadband speed

The speed test global index compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis

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The UAE leads a global speed index as the country with the fastest fixed broadband speed and connectivity in the region, according to the latest data from Ookla, a global leader in internet testing, data and analysis.

The speed test global index compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis. Data for the Index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speed test every month.

The data from Ookla showed network performance of UAE as one of the highest in the world with the country jumping 16 places in the ranking in one month.

The average download speed in a fixed broadband network measured by Ookla at 88.35mbps. Currently, UAE ranks 25th on a global list out of 177 countries and among the top 20 of global advanced economies, it stated.

Commenting on the achievement, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said: "The advancement in connectivity and infrastructure is a result of the leadership’s vision that helped drive the growth of ICT across all sectors and segments of the economy and society."

"UAE is also ranked number one for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration across the world for a third year in a row," stated Al Mansoori.

He also lauded the national telecom operators, Etisalat and Du for their contribution to the UAE leadership and competitiveness. The duo have recently doubled the speed for businesses and consumers which led to increase in business productivity in the country, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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