The top broadband speed countries in the Arab World


Building a proper, reliable, futuristic, well-planned infrastructure is very important in raising the standards of living and readiness of the economy for the next generation. Consequently, empowering country’s ICT sector is vital to the formula of economy drive; Out of curiosity, we complied a report to you today on Arab World’s best performers in broadband speed (downloading in specific)

Even when we are compiling a small report like this one, we have pre-set methodology factors and measures that we can unleash it when requested, yet such thing should be construct of every report, in order to avoid some problems are being made by bloggers these days like the “Top twitter users in the Middle East” article by ArabCrunch, whereby the top 4th position is from the States and not from the Middle East. ArabCrunch report was literary relying on 1 day old tool in beta, ArabTweeple, which he announced the news about it.

Our methodology for this report was built using a very reliable, reputable, and well-known state-of-the-art tool that collects information about internet speed testing through thousands and thousands of testings.  This source is being used by ICT companies for benchmarking, journalists in reports, and students for researches. is very accurate site that sometimes reach 100% accuracy level. Besides the state-of-the-tool, we have used the League of Arab Countries as the defined list of Arab World; also, country’s income level was an important part in the categorization while doing this report and was unveiled.

The key findings are:

  1. KSA is the best country in broadband speed ranking 1st among the Arab League whereas ranking 64 worldwide.

  2. Qatar is ranking 3rd with 2.68 Mb/s of average downloadable speed; however, Qatar Foundation ISP transmit 22.4 Mb/s in the Qatar Education city which exceeds the number 1 worldwide country of 22.3 Mb/s which is South Korea.

  3. Morocco is ranking as highest Mid-level income country.

  4. Oman is the last ranking High-level income country with broadband speed, making the 8th in the Arab League.

  5. Djibouti is ranking the 10th and considered the best Low-level income country with broadband speed.

  6. Palestine as a Low-level income country with security issues, instability and corruption is ranking better than Mid-level income countries like Egypt, Libya and Lebanon.

  7. Lebanon is ranking last among the Mid-level income countries with very low internet speed of 0.59 Mb/s.

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.