Global broadband speeds on the rise, PH 3rd lowest in region
MANILA, Philippines - Average broadband speeds are on a rise globally.
According to the latest State of the Internet report published by content delivery network Akamai, the global average connection speed is 3.6 Megabits per second (Mbps), and its improving at an upward trajectory of 10% every quarter. A 1Mbps speed is equivalent to a data transfer rate of 125 kilobytes per second.
South Korea remains the country with the fastest Internet in the world with a 22Mbps average. A staggering 70% of the population enjoys speeds above 10Mbps. The country is also displaying a 66% quarter on quarter growth. Last week 2 Korean telcos announced plans to launch a 300Mbps mobile broadband service before the end of 2014.
Japan (2nd) and Hong Kong (3rd) are the other Asian countries in the Top 10.
While the Philippines is enjoying a 14% quarter on quarter growth. It’s 1.8Mbps average is still lower than than the global average of 3.6Mbps. The country is ranked 114th (out of 185) in the world and is 3rd to the bottom among countries surveyed in Asia and the Pacific, just ahead of Indonesia and India. - Rappler.com