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India continues to have the slowest internet speeds in Asia-Pacific: Akamai

India’s average internet speed continues to be slowest among countries in the Asia-Pacific region, that were part of the study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q3 2014 State of the Internet report. The report is based on data collected by Akamai’s Intelligent Platform across several metrics. This report provides insight into internet connection speeds, broadband adoption rates, mobile connectivity, and attack traffic. India’s average internet speed stood at 2.0 Mbps, the same as in the previous quarter. It’s currently ranked 115th internationally in terms of average internet speed. South Korea remains the fastest in the region with average speed of 25.3 Mbps, the only country in the Asia-Pacific region with average speeds above the 20 Mbps mark. Hong Kong with 16.3 Mbps and Japan with 15.0 Mbps complete the top three positions. As we had mentioned the last time, the 2 Mbps average internet speed appears to be too high for India, as the TRAI defines broadband as internet connections above 512 Kbps. Keeping this in mind 2 Mbps average speed in India is practically impossible. However, the possible reason for this bloated number is perhaps the fact that for the study Akamai only takes into consideration data gathered from its Intelligent Platform. Akamai’s definition of broadband internet on the other hand, is internet connections with speeds above 4 Mbps. In Q3 2014, India had 6.9% connections above the 4 Mbps threshold, a decrease from 7.2% last quarter. India remains the lowest ranked country in the…

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