UK slips down broadband speed league table

Although average broadband speeds in the UK have improved in the past year, other countries are moving faster.

The increasing pace of broadband network roll-outs around the world has seen the UK slip four places from 31st to 35th in terms of the average broadband speeds available, and it is now outpaced by most other European Union (EU) member states, advanced Asian economies such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

The average speed available to UK users improved from 16.5Mbps to 18.6Mbps whilst, Singapore which also came in first in 2017, went from 55.1Mbps to 60.4Mbps, for example, while European leader Sweden went from 40.1Mbps to 46Mbps.

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