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Survey: Latvia has world’s fifth fastest Internet download speed

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Latvia has the fifth highest Internet download speed in the world, according to the released data by the company Pando Networks on Tuesday, September 20.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSouth Korea tops the list of countries with the fastest online downloads, followed by Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia, with the U.S. ending up in the 26th place, survey authors indicate.

In South Korea, the average download speed is 2 202 kilobytes per second, while in Latvia – 1 377 kilobytes per second.

While, countries with the slowest Internet downloads are: the Central African Republic with 14 and the Democratic Republic of Congo with 13 kilobytes per second.

«Differences are really striking,» says Robert Levitan, head of Pando Networks.

«Although the developed economies have overall outpaced emerging economies in terms of the average download speed, such big names as the U.S, U.K, France, China and Canada are by far not the fastest,» Levitan says.

«We see high speed in such markets as the Eastern Europe, where the focus on infrastructure development and favourable geography enables higher level of connectivity,» Levitan adds.


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