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India’s average Internet speed second worst in Asia-Pacific: Akamai

India’s average Internet speed continues to be one of the slowest among countries in the Asia-Pacific region, that were part of the study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q1 2015 State of the Internet report. The country came in second worst for the second quarter in the row with an average connection speed of 2.3 Mbps, higher than 2 Mbps last quarter, and marginally higher than the last standing Indonesia with 2.2 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. Overall India’s average internet speed grew by 11% QoQ and 31% YoY, and ranked 115th globally. South Korea continued to have the fastest average connection speed in the region and globally at 23.5 Mbps followed by Hong Kong at 16.7 Mbps (3rd globally) and Japan at 15.2 Mbps (6th globally). Singapore and Taiwan were the other two countries in the region with average connection speeds above 10 Mbps. As we have mentioned time and again, 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…

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