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Double-digit quarterly gain for Singapore

Anuradha Shukla | Jan. 4, 2016
Findings from Akamai’s 'Third Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report.'

Singapore (135.4 Mbps) and Macao (73.7 Mbps) saw double-digit quarterly gains at 25 percent and 18 percent, respectively, according to Akamai's 'Third Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report'.

Singapore successfully retained its position as the country/region with the highest average peak connection speed.

At an average connection speed of 12.5 Mbps, Singapore enjoys an increase of 2.4 percent in average connection speed year-on-year despite a 1.8 percent decrease compared to the second quarter of 2015.

Although South Korea experienced a year-over-year drop of 19 percent since the third quarter of 2014, it was successful in securing the top average connection speed at 20.5 Mbps in this quarter.

"While we did observe an increase in the number of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to Akamai, the third quarter of 2015 saw the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for North America completely exhaust its available inventory of IPv4 address space," said David Belson, editor of the State of the Internet Report. "The continued depletion of IPv4 space, in both North America and around the world, should further spur organizations to expand or accelerate their own IPv6 adoption, particularly as the cost of obtaining IPv4 address space may rise as scarcity increases."

Increase in peak connection

Singapore's average peak connection speeds increased by 63 percent compared to last year. Also, the nation's average peak connection speed increased by 25 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015.

This report is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform and provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

Findings of the report indicate that India recorded the lowest average connection speed in the Asia-Pacific region at 2.5 Mbps.

South Korea (24 percent adoption), Hong Kong (14 percent adoption), and Japan (13 percent adoption) — saw yearly declines, losing 37 percent, 15 percent, and 2.5 percent, respectively.


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