x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

UAE's broadband the speediest in the Middle East

The UAE has the fastest broadband speeds in the Middle East, with the average connection clocking in at 3.9Mbps.

The UAE has the fastest internet service of all countries in the Middle East, according to a survey by the US-based technology firm Akamai.

The average broadband connection in the UAE clocks in at 3.92 megabits per second (Mbps), more than double the rate of most countries in the region.

Israel has the region's second-fastest broadband service, with average speeds 3.65Mbps, followed by Saudi Arabia at 2.04Mbps.

All the other countries in the region have connections of less than 2Mbps, with the average speed across the entire Middle East standing at just 1.63Mbps.

That ranks the region below North America, Asia/Pacific and Europe in terms of average internet speed.

bflanagan@thenational.ae