But when it comes to fixed broadband, it is a different story altogether, with Australia sitting 54th, with an average download speed of 30.82Mbps.
In contrast, Australia's neighbour, New Zealand, stands 19th in fixed broadband speeds (76.83) and 12th in mobile speeds (42.97)
Ookla's download speed lists are updated at the beginning of each month for the previous month, so the two figures cited above are for June. To be ranked in each category, countries must have at least 670 unique user results for mobile and at least 3333 for fixed broadband.
Singapore stands first in the fixed broadband download speed rankings with an average of 180.57Mbps, followed by Hong Kong (150.70), Iceland (148.95), South Korea (114.07), and Romania (108.42).
The US is eighth in the fixed broadband list (93.98) but 47th in the mobile download speed rankings with an average speed of 27.47 Mbps, just behind Germany (27.80).
China, the country with the biggest online population, stands 38th in the mobile speed rankings (30.09) and 18th in the fixed broadband list (78.24).
The last place in the mobile speed rankings goes to Libya (4.62Mbps) while the last rank for fixed broadband is taken by Algeria which has average download speeds of 3.86Mbps.
A total of 124 countries are in the mobile list and 133 in the fixed broadband list; this reflects the countries whose users use the Speedtest app to test out the speeds of their connections and satisfy the Ookla requirements.