According to a study by Ookla, the global mobile network download speeds have increased by nearly 17 per cent between November 2021 and November 2022.

Fixed broadband speeds made greater strides over the past year becoming at least 28 per cent faster from November 2021 to November 2022. Gains in upload speed were even more pronounced with mobile becoming at least 9 per cent faster and fixed broadband becoming at least 30 per cent faster. Latency, which is becoming an increasingly important metric, decreased on mobile over the course of the year from 29 ms in 2021 to 28 ms in 2022, while fixed broadband latency remained the same at 10 ms, the report said.

In terms of countries, Qatar reported the fastest median download speed of 176.18 Mbps on mobile in November 2022. Further, all top 10 countries had median mobile download speeds greater than 100 Mbps.

The competition for the fastest fixed broadband was neck-and-neck with Chile (216.23 Mbps) taking top position followed by China (214.23 Mbps) and Singapore (214.23 Mbps).