Brazil has ninth worst internet speed of all World Cup countries

Country registers average of 2,7 Mbps and would be "eliminated" on first phase

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A terrible piece of news two days ahead of the World Cup: Brazil has the ninth worst internet speed average among the 32 countries which are going to participate in the championship. The surveying was made by G1 web portal, based on connection data given by net infrastructure company Akamai. The transference average rate of the country is of 2,7 Megabit per second (Mbps), according to numbers of 2013 - the most recent ones available. If "taken into field", these download and upload rates would put Brazil on 24th place of the competition. As only the first and second best of each group go to next phase, the country wouldn't be among the 16 teams. Brazilian squad wouldn't even pass the groups phase of the World Cup.

Connection in Brazil is only faster than Costa Rica's (2,1 Mbps), Honduras (2,1 Mbps), Iran (1,2 Mbps) and the African countries - Ghana (2,4 Mbps), Ivory Coast (2 Mbps), Nigeria (1,8 Mbps), Algeria (1,1 Mbps) and Cameroon (0,9 Mbps).

Even if Brazilian internet speed was confronted with the countries in Group A, as it is going to happen in the football championship, the country would still not pass the first phase. The reason fot that is because two of its adversaries have home connection rates bigger than Brazil. First rival at the competition, Croatia has an average speed of 4,9 Mbps. Mexico, country that the yellow squad will face on second round, has a rate of 4 Mbps. Real victory only over Cameroon, that, by the way, has the worst internet speed of the whole competition.

Top. In first place is South Korea, which has an average speed of 21,9 Mbps. Top five is completed by Japan (21,8 Mbps), Netherlands (12,4 Mbps), Switzerland (12 Mbps) and United States (10 Mbps).

In the case of the first four countries, the explanation is that they get a help from the size of their territory, which makes it easier to install the optical fiber that transmit the large band signals at high speed. Also into account goes the fact that they are developed countries and have populations with higher acquisitive power, aspects that are also true for the North-Americans. In USA case, however, what counts the most is the competition among the companies so that clients migrate to faster and cheaper internet combos.

Inclusion

According to director of Akamai in Brazil, Jonas Silva, the country fails in its big digital inclusion and for the great progress of the internet. Nowadays, there are 37 million unique IPs.

IP numbers grow 47%

San Paolo. From one year to the other Brazil's IP numbers grew 47% - one of the biggest growths in the world. This number indicates how gigantic the country is.

The percentage of growth shows that more and more people start navigating over the internet each ear. "The ones who get digitally included do not need high speed. First of all, they only want to find out what is this internet thing. This digital inclusion is what drags down the average", explains the director.

Top 10 1. South Korea - 21,9 Mbps

2. Japan - 12,8 Mbps

3. Netherlands - 12,4 Mbps

4. Switzerland - 12 Mbps

5. EUA - 10 Mbps

6. Belgium - 9,8 Mbps

7. England - 9,4 Mbps

8. Germany - 7,7 Mbps

9. France - 7,7 Mbps

10. Russia - 7,4 Mbps

Translated by Raquel Sodré 

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