Based on the latest Speedtest Global Index for April 2019, Singapore was ranked first out of 179 countries in fixed broadband speeds with a download speed of 197.50 Mbps, which is more than three times the global average download speed of 58.66 Mbps.
Singapore clinching the top spot is down to the multiple competitive providers of high-speed internet services available within the nation.
The Speedtest Awards, presented by Ookla, are an elite designation reserved for the fastest operators in a market. Based on consumer-initiated tests taken across Speedtest applications, Speedtest Awards represent real world network performance and the internet speeds operators provide to their customers.
Of the five major ISPs that Ookla measured within Singapore – ViewQwest, MyRepublic, Singtel, StarHub and M1 – ViewQwest emerged as the top ISP with the fastest download and upload speeds during the period.
ViewQwest was awarded Singapore’s fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) for fixed network speed, with a Speed Score TM of 298.39 delivering top speed of 792.63 Mbps for download and 835.06 Mbps for upload.
This is based on the latest result of Speedtest by Ookla in Singapore for Q3-Q4 2018, where Internet speed data of different ISPs were collected from July 2018 to December 2018.
Vignesa Moorthy, CEO of ViewQwest said: ““We are proud that Singapore continues to be the world leader in broadband speeds. We have always worked hard to provide our customers the freedom to use the bandwidth that they are subscribed to without restrictive network policies or throttling. I believe our continuous focus on innovating our product offerings and network infrastructure allows us to stay at the top of our game and contribute to Singapore maintaining its global pole position.”
“With millions of tests taken using Speedtest every day, Ookla has developed a robust and comprehensive view of worldwide internet performance. It is our pleasure to recognize ViewQwest as the Fastest Mobile Network in Singapore based on our rigorous analysis. This award is a testament to ViewQwest’s exceptional performance, as experienced by their own customers, in Q3 and Q4,” said Jamie Steven, Executive Vice President at Ookla.
According to the Singapore Speedtest Market Report published in 2017, ViewQwest was also ranked the fastest ISP in Singapore for download speeds over broadband. This was based on Speedtest data on download performance in Q4 2016 to Q1 2017.