he cellular market in Israel is ‘stuck’, at least according to figures published by Okla (Ookla), the service operator SpeedTest.net . In recent days, the company released its October Global Speed Report for October, indicating that since early 2019, not only have customers in Israel not experienced an increase in cellular surfing speed, but also experienced a slight decline.
The average cellular internet speed in Israel in October, according to the report, was 23.74 megabits per second and 13.61 megabits per second in uploads. – Look at the second compared to August, which saw an increase.
Israel currently ranks 77th in mobile browsing speed – down 2 places compared to the previous month, but much more so than in previous years: In October 2018, Israel was in 63rd place and upload speed was higher than today, and in 2017 we were ranked 52nd place.
First place is South Korea, where customers enjoy an incredible download speed of 112.77 megabits per second; Second place Qatar, with download speed of 75.02 MB per second; And Norway’s third with 69.53 megabits per second. Other countries that rank above Israel include China (18), despite the growing size and rural areas; All Eastern European countries and the Arabian Peninsula; Morocco (54); South Africa (55); And even Iran (59).
We really are not the world
The global average, by the way, is currently at a download speed of 30.02 MB per second, and an upload speed of 11.59 MB per second. That is, not only did we go down in the rankings, but we also fell below the global average. This is a huge gap considering that in early 2016, OpenSignal ranked Israel fourth in the world in the fourth generation mobile Internet , with an average download speed of 28 megabits per second, and in 2011 Pelephone was also ranked as the world’s fastest mobile network in iPhone browsing
The situation could even get worse in the near future, given that Israel is lagging behind in adopting fifth-generation technology that has already begun operating in several countries and is still only in theory.
Meanwhile, in the wired Internet sector, Israel ranks 33rd in the world at download speed with an average of 82.31 megabits per second – significantly higher than the global average (70.68 megabytes), but our upload speed is only 7.75 megabits per second, compared with a global average of 38.23 .