Wi-performer – Ireland leads the global Wi-Fi league tables

9 Jun 2015

Public Wi-Fi in Ireland and at its principal airport Dublin Airport are among the best quality in the world, according to two different reports.

In two separate studies Ireland has led the world for the quality of public Wi-Fi, as well as the quality of wireless broadband at Dublin Airport.

Based on data collected from public Wi-Fi hotspots across 172 countries, Ireland appears to be a global Wi-Fi hotspot and boasts the fourth fastest average public Wi-Fi download speeds worldwide at 11.4Mbps.

According to the study by Forbes and Statista, Lithuania boasts the highest at 15.4Mbps, followed by Croatia with 14.05Mbps and Estonia with 13.75Mbps.


World public Wi-Fi league table compiled by Forbes and Statista

Flying high for Wi-Fi

And in a separate study of the top 10 fastest Wi-Fi airports worldwide by Wi-Fi watchdog Rotten Wi-Fi, Dublin Airport came in third place with an average download speed of 19.4Mbps.

The league was lead by Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Thailand, which reported an average download speed of 41.45Mbps, followed by Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) in Tennessee with 30.98Mbps.


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years