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Singapore Ranks 2nd, Malaysia 46th and Philippines 64th for Global Broadband Speed

Monaco takes Singapore's spot as the highest-ranking country in terms of fixed broadband speeds as of September 2021, with the latter falling to second place. Meanwhile, Malaysia dropped four places to rank 46th from September 2020 to September 2021 and the Philippines almost doubled its rankings from 106th to 64th within the same time period.

This is according to data from Ookla's Speedtest. Speedtest is a web service that provides internet access performance metrics like connection data rate and latency measurements for free. With its website or app, you can test the speed of your internet connection and check out your speed test result history if you have an account.


According to Speedtest, Singapore ranked 17th around the world for mobile internet speeds in September 2021, with a download speed of 105.01Mbps, an upload speed of 20.53Mbps and a latency of 22ms.

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When it comes to internet providers, ViewQwest takes the cake as it was the fastest fixed broadband provider in Singapore in Q3 2021, boasting a 276.23 Speed Score. Meanwhile, Singtel was the fastest mobile provider in the country during the same quarter, with a Speed Score of 99.74 versus 83.83 in Q2 2021. It also achieved the fastest median 5G download speed at 248.45Mbps during Q3 2021, a big jump from 189.55Mbps in the quarter before that.

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As for devices, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max was proven to have the fastest internet connection in Singapore during Q3 2021 as it recorded a 164.40Mbps median download speed. Overall, the technology company's devices outperformed Samsung's devices. Apple devices in Singapore attained a 71.98Mbps median download speed compared to Samsung's 63.73Mbps.

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On the other hand, Malaysia's fastest fixed broadband provider during Q3 2021 was TIME, with a 120.10 Speed Score. TIME similarly recorded the highest Consistency Score for fixed broadband at 87.6%.

On mobile, telecommunications company Digi beat Maxis to become the fastest mobile operator in the country during the same time period, with a Speed Score of 33.19 versus Maxis' 31.94.

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Speedtest Intelligence also revealed that Apple devices achieved the fastest speed in Malaysia with a mean download speed of 37.51Mbps. The performance of the most popular devices in Malaysia during Q3 2021 were neck and neck, with the Apple iPhone 12 Pro outpacing the iPhone 12 Pro Max at 55.06Mbps compared to 54.78Mbps. The iPhone 12 and the Xiaomi Redmi K40 5G trailed behind at 54.22Mbps and at 54.20Mbps, respectively.

Out of the country's most populous cities, Petaling Jaya recorded the fastest mean fixed broadband speed, with a 129.74Mbps download speed and an 89.11Mbps upload speed. Meanwhile, Nusajaya had the fastest mean mobile download speed: 38.08Mbps. This data was gathered during Q3 2021.

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Among the Philippines' top mobile operators, Smart had the highest Speed Score at 59.71 during the third quarter of 2021. This telecommunications company also had the fastest median 5G download speed in the country within the same timeframe, achieving 217.03Mbps versus Globe's 114.12Mbps.

The fastest popular device in the Philippines during Q3 2021 was the iPhone 12 Pro, which beat the iPhone Pro Max at 75.27Mbps to 74.68Mbps.

Among the nation's most populous cities, Caloocan achieved the fastest median download speed at 22.05Mbps.


Written by Sophia Lopez


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