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Latvia and Lithuania in TOP-5 in world in terms of Internet download speed

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 21.09.2011.Print version
Latvia has the fifth fastest Internet download speed in the world, according to a study carried out by the company Pando Networks. South Korea has the world's top Internet download speeds followed by Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia.

The United States placed 26th in the analysis of the speed of worldwide Internet connections.


The average download speed in South Korea is 2,202 kilobytes per second, in Latvia – 1,377 KBps, writes LETA/AFP.


The slowest average download speed was recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo at 13 KBps, followed by the Central African Republic at 14 KBps and the Comoros at 23 KBps.


"The disparities we found were striking," said Pando Networks chief executive Robert Levitan.


"While, in general, developed economies outpaced the developing world in average download speeds, big names such as the U.S., UK, France, China and Canada were not even close to being the fastest," explained Levitan.


"Instead, we saw high speeds in markets such as Eastern Europe where focus on infrastructural development and favorable geography promotes a higher level of connectivity," pointed out Levitan.

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