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Wifi strength in Bali and Ubud?

Curious if anyone knows how strong the wifi is in Bali and/or Ubud. Any recommended work spaces? Would like to have wifi access during central time workday. Thanks!

2 Answers

top answer by
Christopher from Melbourne

Internet in Indoniesia is horrible. Bali even more so as they have substandard infrastructure. Ubud is probably the worst tourist town on the island for Internet as its in the middle, far away from the Internet cables that connect to Java (some believe Internet is brought to bali in buckets by guys on scooters - nobody knows).

Thankfully, there is Hubud, a co-working space around the corner from monkey forest. 

Speeds will be anywhere below 5Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up depending on what time of the day it is and if the internet gods are smiling down on you. You can get faster but it is the luck of the draw. You'll definitely get slower.

WiFi is available at many restaurants, hotels, spas etc however drop-outs and congestion is standard. 3G is available and very cheap, 4G is not. Once again, mobile speeds will vary.

The Bali way is simply to walk away from your laptop when things get too slow, have a beer (replace with tropical fruit smoothie for non-beer drinkers), get a massage, have another beer and then return. Repeat if necessary until the Internet improves.

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answered by
Nam from Bangkok

During my Indonesia trip, I've experienced internet signal in Ubud was poor and better in Seminyak.

I bought net sim, it could not help much.

From Christopher answer, it proofed that internet infrastructure in Bali need more quality.

I have a question about digital nomads in Bali for their most important factor for work ... How do they solve the slow net signal?

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