UK lags behind in broadband quality survey
Cisco's study ranked the sovereign state as 25th out of 66 countries in terms of web services, behind nations including Latvia and Bulgaria, as well as market leaders in Asia such as South Korea.
It also claimed that while the UK's broadband was meeting today's needs, it is well behind where it should be to offer next-generation networks.
Talking to the BBC about the findings, Cisco's Joanne Hughes said the findings were "a bit misleading".
She added: "We forecast the UK will improve because of things such as cable networks being upgraded and the Digital Britain report focusing on next-generation access."
Recent research published by uSwitch.com found that Britons spend an average of 30 hours a week online, while some 18 to 24-year-olds spend up to eight hours a day on the web at the weekend.