Ookla's Q1 2023 Internet Performance Report revealed the state of the UAE's mobile and fixed networks, based on data from Speedtest.
During Q1 2023, in terms of mobile, the UAE ranked first globally with a median download speed of 178.25 Mbps and a median upload speed of 22.84 Mbps, as well as a latency of 20 ms.
Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence reveals that among the operators in the UAE in Q1 2023, Etisalat delivered the fastest median download speed at 184.58 Mbps as well as the lowest median multi-server latency in the country at 35 ms. When it comes to 5G performance, Etisalat recorded the fastest median 5G download speed at 672.04 Mbps.
Despite that, du emerged as having the highest consistency of performance in the United Arab Emirates during Q1 2023, with 94.6% of results showing at least a minimum of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload speeds.
On the other hand, the UAE increased its global ranking to second place for fixed broadband. From 5th place in February 2023 with a median download speed of 219.47 Mbps and a median upload speed of 102.2 Mbps, the UAE rose by three spots in March 2023.
In retrospect, this is a huge boost, as in 2021, the UAE was among just the top 20 in fixed broadband speeds globally.
By the end of Q1 2023, the UAE’s median download speed is at 221.87 Mbps, and the median upload speed is at 103.43 Mbps, with a latency of 5 ms.
Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence reveals that among top fixed broadband providers, Etisalat delivered the fastest median download speed at 255.01 Mbps during the first quarter of the year, but du registered the lowest median multi-server latency at 12 ms.
In contrast to the mobile network’s results, Etisalat had the highest consistency in fixed broadband at 90.2%, showing at least a 25 Mbps minimum download speed and a 3 Mbps minimum upload speed.
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