St Lucia ranks 122 worldwide in broadband speeds

St Lucia ranks 122 worldwide in broadband speeds

A new ranking of world broadband internet speeds has placed St Lucia in the 122nd position.

The findings are provided by the broadband comparison service Cable.co.uk.

Cable.co.uk said it carried out more than 63 million speed tests across the world in the 12 months leading up to May 10 this year and found that St Lucia placed 122 out of 189 countries surveyed.

St Lucia has an average broadband speed of 1.98 megabits per second (mbps) which means it takes eight hours and thirty-six minutes (08:36:09) to download a 7.5GB movie.

This compares to 18 minutes for Singapore which is the top ranked country with 55Mbps. Sweden and Taiwan placed second and third respectively.

Taiwan has an average broadband speed of 34.4Mbps.

St Lucia manages to come ahead of 67 countries but falls behind 121 others.

Cayman Islands topped the Caribbean with an average download speed of 13.15Mbps, placing 39th in the global rankings, followed by Bahamas at 49th with 10.06Mbps.

Barbados placed 65th around the world with an average download speed of 6.62Mbps. Jamaica is right behind at 66th with 6.6Mbps.

St Lucia places ahead of Antigua and Barbuda (1.86mbps), St Kitts and Nevis (1.72mbps) and Guadeloupe (1.63mbps).

Yemen was placed at the bottom of the list with an average speed of 0.34mbps.

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm Reply

    they should also rank how much we are paying to the service we are getting.
    Value for money we should be rank 192 out of 192.

    Good job Money gabbling FLOW

    1. Makavelli
      August 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm Reply

      492 my friend

    2. Anonymous
      August 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply

      That’s the real issue here. Price/bandwidth. Grenada paying $75.00 for 10mpbs. We paying $129. Go figure.

  2. sharon terrell
    August 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Anonymous. ..August 11 2017 at 12:26.Ijust died Lol St.lucia get on it we lagging.We need to stop being in between,and behind its time we get the ball rolling, before we rank 192 out of 192…Lol.

  3. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm Reply

    What is FLOW doing with the enormous sums of money that we pay to them? They are now saying that for customers to continue enjoying cable TV they have to rent a box. when will we St. Lucians stop being milked by this company? Cause the only thing that changes is the name and the ways of doing things get worse to the customers.What then is ECTEL doing?

    1. Anonymous
      August 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm Reply

      Perhaps you’ll St. Lucians should discontinue your cable service. Vote with you wallet.

  4. I said it
    August 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Sharon you are clearly ignorant in this field. But you just couldn’t shut your anus.

  5. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Still waiting for the upgrade from Flow or Digicel. Over to you ECTEL and the NTRC.

  6. 5.20.100
    August 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply

    BLOCK, sorry, FLOW strikes again…

  7. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Sharon. …if you have nothing to say shut your trap..and your flaps.. Other than that i agree with every one ..Anonymous number one you are funny

  8. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Flow take so much of our money already they may well be rank#0 .Don’t like them one bit shame on them.

  9. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Flow need to go

  10. 666 - Independent Voter
    August 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Vampires!

  11. Anonymous
    August 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Don’t even mention the poor cable service that FLOW gives to some of us here in Saint Lucia! Many times we put on cable television only to see “No or Bad Signal” written across the screen! At other times, the signal (both the video and the audio) is so poor, you are forced to switch off the TV and try downloading something online at 1.98 megabits per second! Shame on FLOW!

  12. The Commentator
    August 12, 2017 at 7:57 am Reply

    Position 122 eh. This is how we FLOW. This is how we achieve…this is how we unite….this is how we FLOW.

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