[caption id="attachment_131786" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Our 1 Mbps Internet connection #DigitalIndia[/caption] In breaking news today, Q4 2014 saw Indonesia’s average speed drop from 3.7 Mbps to 1.9 Mbps since the previous quarter, relieving India the ignominy of having the slowest average Internet speed in the Asia-Pacific region for the 10th time in a row. TRAI might be doing a celebratory jig, make no mistake however, according to the study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q4 2014 State of the Internet report, India’s average Internet speed also dropped the same quarter by 0.7%, holding steady at 2 Mbps. 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, which continued to be at 2 Mbps for the third quarter in a row, is still the second slowest in the Asia-Pacific region, with the country ranking 116th globally in terms of average Internet speed. South Korea remains the fastest in this region, as well as the world, with an average speed of 22.2 Mbps, although its speeds dropped from 25.3 Mbps the last quarter. The country also continues to be the only country in Asia with an average speed over 20 Mbps, with Hong Kong coming in second at 16.8 Mbps and Japan third with 15.2 Mbps. As we have mentioned time and again, the 2 Mbps average internet speed appears to be too high for India,…
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