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Singapore's average connection speed four times more than the global rate

Anuradha Shukla | March 24, 2016
South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong are among Asia's representatives in the top ten average connection speeds.

Singapore is one of the leading representatives for global average connection speeds since 2014, according to Akamai's fourth quarter of 2015 State of the Internet Report.

Besides Singapore, South Korea (first), Japan (fourth) and Hong Kong (sixth) are among Asia's representatives in the top ten average connection speeds.

Singapore holds the 16th position and boasts average peak connection speed of 135.7 Mbps, more than four times the global average peak connection speed of 32.5 Mbps.

The nation has the necessary broadband infrastructure to support the delivery.

"This quarter's report shows great year-over-year growth in average connection speeds and overall broadband adoption," said David Belson, editor of the State of the Internet Report. "This is particularly important as consumer expectations rise and many high-profile events, like the summer games in Rio, will be streamed this year."

Year-over-year growth

Akamai's new report indicates great year-over-year growth in average connection speeds and overall broadband adoption.

Operators have to work towards meeting consumers expectations who want to watch quality video content for events in sports, entertainment and national celebrations.

At 26.7 Mbps, South Korea had the top average connection speed, posting a 20% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.

All countries in Southeast Asia experienced an increase of at least 11% in average since third quarter, with the exception of Malaysia at 7.5%.

With 32% growth, Indonesia showed the potential of the next big market that will drive digital disruption, especially in eCommerce.

"The progress we're seeing across our key metrics shows that, while there's still work to be done, more parts of the world are increasingly able to support the delivery of broadcast-quality video content online," added Belson.

 

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