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UAE jumps up global rankings for broadband speed

Latest data from Ookla show UAE's fixed broadband network measured at 88.35mbps which ranked 25th in the world

UAE jumps up global rankings for broadband speed

The UAE has the fastest fixed broadband speed and connectivity in the Middle East region, according to the latest data from Ookla, a company specialising in internet testing, data and analysis.

The speed test global index, which compares internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis, showed network performance of the UAE as one of the highest in the world with the country jumping 16 places in one month.

The average download speed of the UAE's fixed broadband network measured by Ookla at 88.35mbps which ranked 25th globally out of 177 countries.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, said: “The advancement in connectivity and infrastructure is a result of the leadership’s vision that helped drive the growth of ICT across all sectors and segments of the economy and society.

"UAE is also ranked number one for Fibre to the Home (FTTH) penetration across the world for a third year in a row. I take this occasion to thank the national telecom operators, Etisalat and Du for their contribution to the UAE leadership and competitiveness. They have recently doubled the speed for businesses and consumers which led to increase in business productivity in the country."

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