Global internet speed increases, India’s lowest in Asia-Pacific

The global average internet connection speed increased 23 percent to 5.6 Mbps in the quarter ended December 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.Sweden occupies the second spot with an average speed of 19.1 Mbps followed by Norway at 18.8 Mbps. India stands at 114th position with an average internet speed of 2.8 Mbps.

The report “Fourth Quarter, 2015, State of the Internet Report” was released by Akamai Technologies Inc., a global leader in content delivery network services. South Korea had the highest average connection speed in Asia-Pacifi­c region at 26.7 Mbps, while India had the lowest at 2.8 Mbps.“This quarter’s (October to December 2015) report shows great YoY growth in average connection speeds and overall broadband adoption,” said David Belson, editor of the report. 

South Korea (95.3 Mbps) and Macao (83.1 Mbps) were the only countries/regions to post double-digit quarterly gains in average peak connection speed at 10 percent and 13 percent, respectively.

Extra info:
  • In terms of average peak Internet speeds, other Asian countries and cities dominated the top 10 positions. Hong Kong was in second place (105.2Mbps), followed by South Korea (95.3Mbps), Macau (83.1Mbps) and Japan (82.9Mbps).
  • Despite a 9.5 per cent improvement, Malaysia dropped one spot to place 55th globally at 42Mbps. Thailand remains at the 18th spot with peak speeds of 63.7Mbps, a 9.4 per cent from the previous quarter.

So lets do:
  • According to Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ report Which country is the fastest average connection speed in the world?
  • India stands at _____ with an average internet speed of 2.8 Mbps.

Source – Business-Standard

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