This is the bandwidth you will need 5 years from now: 11 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload
Japan has a comfortable lead in providing strong broadband technology to its citizens even as users in other countries continue to demand more and more of their high-speed connections, according to a survey released Friday by Cisco.
The United States is ranked 16th in the survey, ahead of 17th-ranked Russia, but below countries with emerging economies such as Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
The study was conducted for the networking company Cisco by the University of Oxford and the University of Oviedo. More than 8 million tests were collected in May for testing by Speedtest.net, which measured upload and download speeds as well as latency. The “broadband quality” results for the countries were then tallied and given certain ranks.
“Average download speeds are adequate for browsing, email, video downloading and streaming,” Oxford researcher Alastair Nicholson said in a statement. “But we are seeing more interactive applications, more user-generated content being uploaded and shared, and an increasing number of high-quality video services appearing.”
“Furthermore,” he continued, “the study found that there is a significant correlation between the nation’s broadband quality and its advances as a knowledge economy, policymakers may need to consider creating an environment capable of improving broadband performance.” in the future.”
The study predicts that download speeds of 11.25 Mbps and upload speeds of 5Mbps will be necessary for good Internet experiences in the coming years. Japan is the only country that is at those standards now.
After Japan, the next 10 countries in order of the study are: Sweden, the Netherlands, Latvia, Korea, Switzerland, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany and Slovenia.
Source: Information Week