Bulgaria takes the 18th place on speed and quality of Internet services among 42 countries all over the world.
The study is centered on countries in Europe, North America, the Organization for economic cooperation and development, Brazil, Russia and China. It has been carried out by a team of researchers and students of Said Business School in the Oxford University and the Oviedo University and has been sponsored by Cisco. The best quality Internet is being offered in Japan.
From the European countries the best in this respect are Sweden and the Netherlands. Fourth is Latvia, the only Eastern European country with good position in this research. Russia takes the 17th place followed by Bulgaria.
8 million results from real tests, done by people all over the world, have been used in the research. Several different parameters are leading for the calculations of the quality of the high-speed connections for each country. It becomes clear that the major components that influence the connection are latency (delay), overload of the network and loss of packets.
by Stefan Nikolov