Global test finds Malta has Europe’s third-slowest broaband

It takes 1 hour 40 minutes to download a 7.5GB movie in Malta… in Singapore that’s just an 18-minute job

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Matthew Vella
8 August 2017, 9:56am
Malta has ranked 48th in a worldwide test of broadband speeds (view table below).

The global test was compiled by Cable.co.uk using data collected by research group M-Lab, a partnership between New America’s Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research and Princeton University’s PlanetLab.

More than 63 million speed tests were carried out across the world in the 12 months up to May 2017 as part of the study.

Malta logged an average speed of 10.17Mbps.

Top-ranking Singapore, with an average speed of 55.13Mbps, is fast enough to download a 7.5GB film in 18 minutes and 34 seconds.

In Malta, that same film would take over one hour and 40 minutes to download.

There were 25 EU member states ahead of Malta in the ranking, with only Cyprus and Greece registering slower speeds.Global test finds Malta has Europe’s third-slowest broaband.

RankingCountryMean Download SpeedNumber of Distinct IpsTotal Number of testsTime to download an HD movie (7.5GB) DD:HH:MM:SS
1Singapore55.1312,95950,94000:00:18:34
2Sweden40.1628,94790,27800:00:25:30
3Taiwan34.419,21635,95200:00:29:46
4Denmark33.5419,76072,47200:00:30:32
5Netherlands33.5265,527223,20300:00:30:33
6Latvia30.368,49720,01400:00:33:43
7Norway29.1313,58336,42100:00:35:09
8Belgium27.3735,63377,28700:00:37:25
9Hong Kong27.1610,35530,01600:00:37:42
10Switzerland26.9317,08553,96100:00:38:01
11Lithuania25.1212,35332,26000:00:40:46
12Japan24.4771,444173,05200:00:41:51
13Estonia24.117,76816,46600:00:42:28
14Jersey23.31,4383,46400:00:43:57
15Hungary23.16150,687371,57000:00:44:12
16Korea, Republic of22.9124,126329,32900:00:44:43
17Portugal21.7231,16178,41300:00:47:08
18Romania21.3368,672142,82900:00:48:00
19Finland20.913,85329,76300:00:48:59
20Macau20.528751,67800:00:49:54
21United States209,053,16545,415,27500:00:51:13
22Spain19.6141,699273,04000:00:52:15
23Slovakia18.8523,656103,96000:00:54:19
24Germany18.8114,572221,43000:00:54:28
25Slovenia18.3711,93725,81100:00:55:45
26Canada18.031,088,0074,037,64700:00:56:48
27Bulgaria17.5419,33151,56800:00:58:23
28Czech Republic17.3143,430284,96500:00:59:09
29Thailand16.8584,617158,08800:01:00:46
30New Zealand16.6163,705456,87400:01:01:42
31United Kingdom16.51354,329950,84600:01:02:01
32Monaco16.1333175000:01:03:29
33Luxembourg15.523,65010,88900:01:05:59
34Austria15.2630,39062,95400:01:07:05
35Poland14.8890,957202,46500:01:08:48
36Ireland13.9226,96070,28000:01:13:34
37France13.43186,990441,41900:01:16:16
38Gibraltar13.188121,36100:01:17:42
39Cayman Islands13.151,2503,18500:01:17:53
40Croatia12.5718,99733,55700:01:21:27
41Serbia12.2516,78332,84300:01:23:34
42Andorra12.0724536500:01:24:52
43Russian Federation11.59557,0401,544,83400:01:28:19
44Liechtenstein11.410520000:01:29:51
45Moldova, Republic of10.759,46325,98300:01:35:13
46Italy10.71307,170602,24400:01:35:36
47Iceland10.554,05711,08800:01:37:02
48Malta10.174,5539,05600:01:40:42
49Bahamas10.069875,44200:01:41:49
50Isle of Man9.018351,38500:01:53:39
51Kenya8.833,63612,52600:01:55:55
52Guernsey8.762,7239,77900:01:56:57
53Cyprus8.247,25120,82500:02:04:16
54Ukraine8.18145,876454,38400:02:05:08
55Australia7.7894,2252,430,04500:02:12:57
56Mexico7.5964,822143,38600:02:14:53
57Greece7.5664,700119,93100:02:15:30
58Faroe Islands7.4815028500:02:16:58
59Macedonia7.345,0948,64000:02:19:28
60Israel7.222,21847,90600:02:22:11
61Bosnia and Herzegovina75,6599,61400:02:26:19
62Turks and Caicos Islands6.7418337900:02:31:55
63Malaysia6.6938,88168,19600:02:33:03
64Belarus6.6844,43488,99500:02:33:22
65Barbados6.627052,01800:02:34:38
66Jamaica6.62,1945,66700:02:35:11
67Puerto Rico6.445,17913,45200:02:38:57
68Dominican Republic6.226,66712,98100:02:44:41
69Bermuda5.948743,46800:02:52:24
70Georgia5.863,4838,98100:02:54:42
71Montenegro5.851,8204,94000:02:55:07
72Seychelles5.843101,65300:02:55:21
73Virgin Islands, British5.4918440800:03:06:41
74Vietnam5.4625,40145,47000:03:07:39
75Indonesia5.1930,32167,84100:03:17:29
76Belize5.144692,22500:03:19:03
77Virgin Islands, U.S.5.142201,95000:03:19:24
78Albania4.674,78313,99700:03:39:15
79Morocco4.3812,46417,83400:03:53:40
80South Africa4.3643,98193,44000:03:54:54
81United Arab Emirates4.1727,31356,41500:04:05:39
82Kazakhstan453,166105,14000:04:15:53
83Turkey3.9684,325151,72700:04:18:39
84Qatar3.895,34711,38500:04:23:14
85Sri Lanka3.836,5208,76400:04:27:10
86Brunei Darussalam3.831,9124,34500:04:27:31
87Philippines3.6957,841150,12100:04:37:52
88Tunisia3.511,86621,51900:04:52:23
89Madagascar3.491,4022,56200:04:53:15
90Honduras3.471,2484,00700:04:55:26
91Guatemala3.312,3546,79500:05:09:50
92Armenia3.294,74412,03700:05:11:08
93Trinidad and Tobago3.283,40110,97900:05:12:17
94Greenland3.1513021800:05:24:56
95Nigeria3.153,3977,24100:05:25:27
96Bahrain3.134,0576,46800:05:27:18
97Aruba3.1242193100:05:28:42
98Cambodia3.12,9976,94900:05:29:59
99Saudi Arabia3.0662,833104,49700:05:34:57
100Jordan2.985,8278,81300:05:43:24
101Dominica2.6824651200:06:22:32
102Azerbaijan2.675,29510,10000:06:23:20
103Haiti2.628391,46300:06:30:51
104Oman2.614,2656,36500:06:32:23
105Zimbabwe2.496971,70000:06:50:34
106Zambia2.459712,90100:06:58:05
107El Salvador2.341,3163,34500:07:18:02
108Panama2.32,64512,42300:07:25:19
109Martinique2.38962,23600:07:25:36
110Ghana2.31,9374,07600:07:26:11
111New Caledonia2.231,1942,27200:07:40:08
112Guam2.223581,31000:07:40:53
113Kuwait2.218,69915,76200:07:44:01
114Colombia2.1219,90941,70000:08:02:25
115Liberia2.1211532700:08:03:18
116Uganda2.125631,18900:08:04:00
117Rwanda2.1135984900:08:05:02
118Myanmar2.091,4234,92300:08:09:57
119India2.06226,103463,53000:08:16:20
120Cape Verde227253600:08:32:04
121Curaçao1.995272,13400:08:33:54
122Saint Lucia1.9817433100:08:36:09
123Palestinian Territory1.962,2613,61300:08:43:33
124Laos1.945781,43700:08:49:05
125Antigua and Barbuda1.8615746600:09:10:15
126Namibia1.811,6182,32000:09:26:07
127Saint Kitts and Nevis1.7210650800:09:56:19
128Chile1.6715,77532,80000:10:11:45
129Guadeloupe1.631,3642,77200:10:27:46
130Maldives1.627581,66800:10:32:13
131Iraq1.620,30247,62900:10:38:02
132Mongolia1.68531,70900:10:41:49
133Iran, Islamic Republic of1.5629,55648,92400:10:54:29
134China1.5557,89992,22600:10:58:57
135Mauritania1.5419323600:11:03:38
136Costa Rica1.534,88415,48500:11:08:51
137Mauritius1.532,4945,11900:11:09:43
138Brazil1.49233,045426,87700:11:26:11
139Tanzania, United Republic of1.491,5903,03200:11:28:54
140Mozambique1.458261,42400:11:46:51
141Peru1.4110,64923,09300:12:08:09
142Turkmenistan1.422857700:12:10:59
143Sint Maarten (Dutch part)1.3918338700:12:16:23
144Bangladesh1.348,18841,67100:12:42:46
145French Guiana1.3451178600:12:44:48
146French Polynesia1.341,1491,81100:12:45:14
147Ethiopia1.346311,72000:12:46:40
148Uruguay1.314,7816,30400:13:00:38
149Ecuador1.286,49314,76400:13:18:39
150Afghanistan1.278181,90000:13:25:28
151Djibouti1.2519132800:13:39:29
152Suriname1.258051,72700:13:42:23
153Togo1.2423646200:13:48:23
154Fiji1.244841,29500:13:48:30
155Cote D'Ivoire1.222,1382,89500:13:58:30
156Egypt1.2232,92449,37200:13:59:27
157Papua New Guinea1.1915267300:14:23:34
158Senegal1.171,5052,28000:14:31:55
159Argentina1.1536,57087,26900:14:49:31
160Nicaragua1.141,6163,35500:14:54:40
161Algeria1.1128,76242,51000:15:21:00
162Sudan1.143561200:15:34:12
163Lebanon1.076,84918,25400:15:54:58
164Botswana1.0732885000:15:56:37
165Angola1.051,1532,50200:16:16:28
166Kyrgyzstan0.985,38816,79400:17:22:02
167Cameroon0.978931,70500:17:37:48
168Reunion0.971,7673,48200:17:37:51
169Nepal0.975,84214,30400:17:39:00
170Malawi0.9222843700:18:30:38
171Pakistan0.9139,36762,37300:18:46:28
172Bolivia0.912,4815,72400:18:48:02
173Guyana0.894011,32300:19:09:23
174Libyan Arab Jamahiriya0.893,1457,75800:19:14:00
175Guinea0.8411321100:20:17:59
176Mali0.8426857900:20:19:30
177Tajikistan0.834671,59000:20:34:16
178Uzbekistan0.764,58410,82700:22:26:41
179Paraguay0.751,2512,42100:22:38:10
180Benin0.7333183700:23:27:23
181Congo0.7210922500:23:32:37
182Venezuela0.712,83225,44501:00:24:26
183Syrian Arab Republic0.681,1631,56101:01:17:00
184Vanuatu0.6311626101:03:00:56
185Somalia0.6228474601:03:27:33
186Congo, The Democratic Republic of the0.5529487601:07:17:51
187Burkina Faso0.4915521801:10:51:46
188Gabon0.4149883001:17:54:39
189Yemen0.341,6472,32702:02:02:28
   Total tests63,039,781
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Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.