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Lithuania has best public WiFi services, US dropped of Top 20 list

Staff writer ▼ | December 8, 2015
Lithuania has emerged as the country providing the best public WiFi services, beating out wealthier nations such as Singapore and the United Kingdom.
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Technology   Top 20 countries for best public WiFi
This is according to the results of a new survey based on users’ experiences. The speed and quality of public hotspots have been tested in 184 countries.

Public WiFiThe Eastern European country has been investing heavily in free public WiFi that’s among the fastest in the world and this year was recorded at an average of 16.1 Mbps, the survey, carried out by UK-based tech watchdog Rotten WiFi, said. It was the second such annual survey and last year Lithuania also scooped the top spot.

Rotten WiFi, which has declared December 2 International Public WiFi Day, collates information on countries’ WiFi networks based on the real-life experiences of people travelling through them.

Estonia took the second place for best public WiFi, with an average download speed of 14.8 Mbps, followed by Southeast Asian powerhouse Singapore in third, at 13.1 Mbps on average.

The UK landed in sixth place (11.7 Mbps), the same as last year, where as the US – where the Internet was largely developed and where most of the world’s biggest internet companies are located – dropped of Top 20 list.

The majority of countries in the Top 20 are located in Europe, only couple in North America and one in Asia.

The survey also recorded clients’ satisfaction with WiFi systems while travelling and this year satisfaction rank in the top list is 4 or 5 out of 10 based on NPS method.


 

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