India continues to have the slowest average Internet speed among countries in the Asia Pacific region that were part of a study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q1 2014 State of the internet report. The State of the Internet report is based on the data collected by Akamai’s Intelligent Platform across several metrics. This report provides insight into attack traffic, Internet connection speeds and broadband adoption rates, and mobile connectivity. The average Internet speed in India was 1.7 Mbps after an increase of 8.4% from the previous quarter and 34% from Q1 2013, ranking it 117 internationally in terms of average broadband speed. South Korea was the fastest in the region with an average speed of 23.6 Mbps, followed by Japan with 14.6 Mbps and Hong Kong with 13.3 Mbps. It is worth noting that these countries also have the fastest average Internet speeds internationally. Akamai defines Broadband Internet as Internet connections with speeds of over 4Mbps, as opposed to TRAI’s definition of broadband as 512 Kbps. India ranks 85 internationally in broadband adoption, since only 4.9% of the connections here have speeds of over 4Mbps. This, despite a QoQ growth of 17% and YoY increase of 111%. High-speed broadband adoption Akamai defines broadband connections with speeds over 10 Mbps as high-speed broadband. As far as such connections are concerned, India was the only Asian country that grew at a rate below 10% among Asian countries that were part of the report. 0.7% of the Internet connections in India now qualify as High Speed broadband…
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