Which European Country Has The Fastest Internet Speed?

Constantin Macri 29/04/2023 | 15:44

Nowadays, whether one is staying in a country or traveling to a country, a solid internet connection has become a must-have. Not only is the internet indispensable in the current age because of the entertainment it provides but also the work that we do. Remote work often requires a good internet speed. However, even though one is not working remotely, having an internet connection is still important to carry out the work. 


If you plan to travel to Europe, you might be interested in finding the countries with the fastest internet speed. Thankfully, the average internet speed of most European countries is higher than the average global internet speed. But the critical question is, which European country has the highest internet speed of all? 


With an average internet speed of 256.59 Mbps, Jersey has the fastest internet speed in Europe. It also is the first jurisdiction worldwide to make FTTP (pure fiber) available to all the broadband users of the country. In addition, Jersey Telecom offers its customers a minimum download speed of 500 Mbps. 

Iceland: The Broadband Champion 

The latest report shows Iceland has Europe’s second-highest broadband internet speed. If you use Speed Test to check the internet speed in Iceland, you can expect the internet speed to be higher than 216.56Mbps, which is the country’s average internet speed. 

How fast is this internet speed? With such speed, it is possible to download a 5GB movie in just three minutes. You can check your broadband connection’s download and upload speed on Iliad telecom. 

The Rural Fibre Project of the country has played a crucial role in ensuring a reliable internet connection. This project guarantees a minimum internet speed of 1000 Mbps to 99.9% of its population. 


The European country with the third highest internet speed is Liechtenstein, with an average internet speed of 166.22 Mbps. One can attribute the high internet speed of Liechtenstein to its size. It is the sixth smallest nation in the globe which serves as an advantage to ensure a high internet speed. It is because it has to serve its internet connection to a small area compared to other countries. 

98% of the population of this country are internet users. It enjoys an excellent broadband structure due to its small serving area. Consequently, it ensures high internet speed.

How Good Is The Internet Speed In Europe?

Four of the top five countries with the highest internet speed reside in Europe. These countries, which particularly fall in Western Europe, are either small or island nations. These countries’ size has made rolling out FTTP full fiber broadband easier. Along with it, dispersing the 5G mobile internet is also easy in such a small area with a low population. 

In Eastern Europe, the average internet speed is 39.43 Mbps. The top three countries with the fastest internet speed in this region are Romania (112 Mbps), the Republic of Moldova (66.08 Mbps) and Poland (55.82 Mbps). Conversely, the countries with the slowest internet speed in Eastern Europe are Bosnia and Herzegovina (8.16 Mbps), Albania (11.47 Mbps) and Croatia(20.74 Mbps). 

Western Europe has better internet speed than the country’s eastern part. In fact, seven countries of Western Europe have made it to the list of the world’s top ten countries with the highest internet speed. The regional average internet speed of the country is 256.59 Mbps. All the top performers in internet speed in Europe lie in Western Europe. The three countries with the lowest internet speed in this region are the Faroe Islands (28.40 Mbps), San Marino (40.34 Mbps) and Guernsey (45.51 Mbps). 

Key Highlights Of The Global Internet Speed 

The global average broad speed is 32.13 Mbps. 31 of the top 50 countries are located in Europe, while seven are located in Asia. Furthermore, five of these countries are present in North America and three in South America. Unfortunately, 30 of the 50 countries with the slowest internet lies in Africa. Factors contributing to the slow internet speed in Africa are its less developed status and larger areas of the countries. 

Even though the global average internet speed is increasing, it is crucial to eliminate the digital divide between developed and developing nations. Data indicates the fastest average speeds in the globe are not witnessing an increase in internet speed. It is because most of these countries have hit pure fiber saturation. Likewise, the scope of improving the average speed of the bottom countries is higher. 

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