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UAE topped global mobile internet speed in June

As for fixed broadband speed, the UAE ranked second globally and first regionally and among Arab countries in June, with a download speed of 239.2 Mbps. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
download speed of 239.2 Mbps

The UAE has emerged as a global leader in internet speed, as per the latest findings from Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index for June. With an impressive download speed of 204.24 Mbps and an upload speed of 22.72 Mbps in mobile networks, the UAE secured the top spot worldwide for the first half of 2023. This remarkable achievement comes after ranking second in April.

In the realm of fixed broadband speed, the UAE continued to demonstrate its prowess, securing the second position globally and taking the lead in the regional rankings with an impressive download speed of 239.2 Mbps. The top position for fixed broadband, however, was secured by Singapore, boasting an even higher download speed of 247.29 Mbps.

Ookla’s quarterly reports also brought forth noteworthy data on the performance of specific internet service providers. Etisalat by e&, a prominent player in the UAE’s telecommunications landscape, showcased exceptional performance during the second quarter of 2023. They claimed the title for the fastest median download speeds in both mobile and fixed internet categories, clocking in at 216.65 Mbps and 261.98 Mbps, respectively.

Moreover, Etisalat’s 5G download speed was nothing short of remarkable, peaking at an impressive 680.88 Mbps, positioning them as leaders in the realm of 5G connectivity. The company’s dedication to ensuring minimal delays and smooth data transfer was evident in their achievement of the lowest median mobile multi-server latency, registering an impressive 35 milliseconds.

These exceptional results underscore the UAE’s commitment to technological advancements and its pursuit of providing cutting-edge digital infrastructure to its citizens and residents. The robust mobile internet speeds demonstrate the nation’s ability to cater to the demands of an increasingly interconnected world, fostering an environment that promotes seamless communication and empowers individuals and businesses alike.

With continuous efforts from providers like Etisalat by e&, the UAE’s telecommunications landscape is set to become even more impressive, raising the bar for internet speeds globally and solidifying the country’s position as a digital leader in the years to come.

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