Australia lags Mongolia in Internet speeds

Australia ranked 45th when it came to download speeds with 13.09Mbps

Mongolia has outranked Australia in Internet speeds according to Ookla's Net Index, which is based on Speedtest.net results.

The index compared download and upload speeds around the world from November 2010 to May 2013 where the average distance between the client and server is less than 300 miles (483km).

Australia ranked 45th when it came to download speeds with 13.09Mbps, below Mongolia, which ranked 43rd at 13.80Mbps.

Hong Kong topped the download list with 46.49Mbps, with Lithuania coming in second with 40.37Mbps and Andorra coming in third with 38.53Mbps.

Malawai rounded out the list in last with download speeds of 0.98Mbps.

Australia’s ranking in the Net Index dramatically dropped in upload speeds. It came in 95th with upload speeds of 2.07Mbps, with Mongolia ranked 21st with upload speeds of 10.55Mbps.

Lithuania topped the list with uploads of 32.67Mbps, followed by Andorra with uploads of 31.14Mbps and Hong Kong with uploads of 30.62Mbps.

Benin in West Africa came last with uploads of 0.42Mbps.

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