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Broadband speeds: Akamai study shows India at bottom of pile in Asia

While we harp on the Digital India dream, it is a fact that the average Broadband speed here is less than half of the global average and peak speeds. According to a the State of the Internet report released by cloud computing services and content delivery network Akamai, the average Internet speed in India is […]

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: October 4, 2014 9:23:22 am
Is the fear of missing out driving Internet use? The State of the Internet report was released by Akamai

While we harp on the Digital India dream, it is a fact that the average Broadband speed here is less than half of the global average and peak speeds.

According to a the State of the Internet report released by cloud computing services and content delivery network Akamai, the average Internet speed in India is just 2 Mbps, compared to the global average of 4.6 Mbps. While Globally the average peak speed is 25.4, in India it is just 14.4 Mbps.

The chart below will give a better idea of what this speed map means.

India does not do well in peak speeds too

While just 1.2% of Indian broadband subscribers enjoy speeds of over 10 Mbps, this number is a high 78% in South Korea which leads the pack. While in South Korea over 95% subscribers enjoy over 4Mbps, in India this figure is just 7.2%. This means over 92% of Indians have sub-4Mbps speeds.

India also has the lowest average mobile connectivity speeds in Asia at 1.4 MBps, compared to Japan’s 5.7 Mbps. Australia recorded the best peak speed of  114. Mbps, while Iran was at bottom with 5 Mpbs. India fared a bit better here with 9.1 Mbps.

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The report said attack traffic from the Asia Pacific region saw an increase of over 65%, with 43% of this coming from China. India contributed 2.1%.

 

 

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