Ookla, the world leader in broadband and mobile internet testing platforms and analysis, has released a new market report measuring and evaluating the current state of Brazil’s internet speeds. While showing the country is headed in the right direction, the study is difficult reading for citizens of the world’s fifth-most populated nation and one of the top 10 global economies.
Brazil currently ranks 65th in the world for broadband download speeds, posting an average of 26.64 megabits per second (Mbps) and placing the country in between India and Macedonia. For mobile internet—the connection of choice for millions of Brazilians who do not have broadband—the numbers are even worse. Its mean download speeds of 18.50 Mbps make Brazil 71st in the world for mobile internet.
The data for the study is gathered by way of individual results from users of Speedtest, Ookla’s flagship internet analysis tool. This recent study, measured over the second and third quarter of 2018 in Brazil, comprises an astonishing 1.67 billion data points for broadband internet and 174.5 million for mobile.