Australia falls to 62nd in global broadband rankings, but is doing much better in mobile data at 5th place. Expert says issue is not a question of size as nations of similar sizes do better. The 2013 decision to change technologies used in the National Broadband Network is key to understanding how it all went wrong. Australia is now ranked in the 62nd spot in the global broadband speed rankings, falling down three spots from last year and well behind similar advanced economies. According to the Ookla Speedtest Global Index, Australia ranks behind Kazakstan and Cape Verde, but above Jordan, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, with an average download speed of 35.11 Mbps. This is well below the global average download speed of 57.91 Mbps. The top spot is held by Singapore on 199.62 Mbps, followed by Hong Kong at 168.69 Mbps and Monaco at 137.86 Mbps. However, Australia does rank much better in mobile broadband, at 5th place – with a speed of 58.87 Mbs. Norway took out the top spot … [Read more...] about Australia falls to the ridiculously-low 62nd place in global internet speed rankings
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Megan Hernbroth, provided by Published 7:00 am CDT, Sunday, April 28, 2019 HighSpeedInternet.com With an average internet speed of 65.02 Mbps, Maryland has the best environment for multi-person streaming and gaming. This map by HighSpeedInternet.com shows the states with the fastest and slowest internet connections across the United States. More rural states, like Montana and Alaska, tend to have lower average speeds than states with higher population density like New Jersey and Rhode Island. New England was home to four of the five fastest states. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Founders hoping to build a runaway success like video game Fortnite might want to think twice about where they set up shop, according to a new report from HighSpeedInternet.com. Epic Games, makers of the massively popular Fortnite game, is Virginia's most valuable startup, and one of ten unicorn companies based in the United States according to research firm CB Insights. … [Read more...] about This map showing the fastest and slowest internet speeds in the US could predict the path of a Silicon Valley startup exodus
Mar 12, 1:27 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Rishabh Jain 04/26/17 AT 1:20 AM The Samsung Galaxy S8 is unique in many ways — it is the only smartphone with an edge-to-edge display, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 10nm processor currently. A lesser known fact is that the device is also capable of higher mobile internet speeds than a typical 4G device.Cashing on this feature, AT&T rolled out its ‘5G Evolution’ plans for the device in Austin, Texas Tuesday.Read: Preorders For Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ Beat S7 Record By 30 Percent“Our 5G Evolution in Austin gives our customers a taste of the future. With 5G Evolution from AT&T you don’t have to wait to experience endless entertainment possibilities on the next generation network when you have the latest devices,” David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Entertainment Group stated in a press … [Read more...] about 5G Capable AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Have The Fastest Mobile Internet Speeds
World Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Berlin is a tech hub, but 70 percent of the city's businesses have complained to the city's Chamber of Commerce and Industry about inadequate broadband. Rafael Dols/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Rafael Dols/Getty Images Berlin is a tech hub, but 70 percent of the city's businesses have complained to the city's Chamber of Commerce and Industry about inadequate broadband. Rafael Dols/Getty Images Berlin's flourishing tech scene attracts talent from across the globe. At a start-up incubator in the west of the city, an international team recently launched an app called SPRT, which connects sports enthusiasts. Amy Cooper, a 20-year-old SPRT employee who moved to Germany from Britain last June, complains that Berlin's Internet speed is so slow, it feels like the old dial-up days she's heard her parents reminisce about. "We're working in a co-working office where there's loads of … [Read more...] about Berlin Is A Tech Hub, So Why Are Germany’s Internet Speeds So Slow?
Dec 26, 10:13 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 07/23/18 AT 3:38 PM The problem with using smartphones to access the internet is that service carriers like Verizon and Sprint are not the only things that dictate internet speed. The phone itself can make a pretty large difference. New data from online metrics company Ookla found that even the most expensive version of Apple’s iPhone does not compare to certain Samsung phones in terms of connection speed, according to Bloomberg.Ookla operates Speedtest, a popular way for people to measure their connection speeds on computers and mobile devices. In about 30 seconds, the app tells users what their current download and upload speeds are. The former is how quickly the device can get information from a server, while the latter is how quickly the device sends data in the other direction, per Speedtest. The iPhone X is behind Samsung in … [Read more...] about Report Finds iPhone X Internet Speed Lags Behind Samsung, Google Phones