But in the rankings for mobile speeds, Australia is right up there, maintaining its sixth position from December 2018 with average download speeds of 56.70Mbps. Only Iceland (73.93Mbps), Norway (70.29), Canada (65.68), Qatar (59.05) and the Netherlands (56.87), in that order, are ahead of Australia.
New Zealand was 24th in the fixed broadband list with an average of 85.56Mbps and 19th in the mobile rankings (44.74) while the UK was 38th with 55.17Mbps among the fixed broadband crowd and 51st in the mobile rankings with speeds of 30.12Mbps.
The US (33.19Mbps) was 37th in mobile download speeds while China stood 52nd (30.08) and India was 120th (10.13) Tajikistan brought up the rear at 5.04Mbps. One hundred and thirty-seven countries were ranked in this list.
Ookla updates its download speed lists at the start of each month and includes the figures for the previous month. To be ranked, countries must have at least 670 unique user results for mobile and at least 3333 for fixed broadband.
Singapore was first in the fixed broadband rankings with an average download speed of 197.04Mbps; in June last year, it was in the same position with an average download speed of 180.57Mbps.
Following the city state were Hong Kong (169.40), Iceland (159.30), the principality of Monaco (152.02) and Romania (129.82). The US (111.65) was eighth and China stood 23rd (87.83) while India (27.68) was 67th.
The last ranking in the fixed broadband list, the 177th position, went to Yemen, a country which is in the throes of war. It had average download speeds of 3.23Mbps.