India’s average Internet speed is once again the slowest among countries in the Asia-Pacific region, that were part of the study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q4 2015 State of the Internet report. India had the lowest average connection speed in the region at 2.8 Mbps followed by Philippines at 3.2 Mbps. The report is based on data collected by Akamai’s Intelligent Platform across several metrics like internet connection speeds, broadband adoption rates, mobile connectivity, and attack traffic. Overall India’s average internet speed grew by 11% QoQ and 36% YoY, and ranked 114th globally. South Korea continued to have the fastest average connection speed in the region and globally at 26.7 Mbps followed by Japan at 17.4 Mbps (4rd globally) and Hong Kong at 16.8 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 2.5 Mbps average internet speed appears to be too high for India, as the TRAI defines broadband as internet connections above 512 Kbps. Airtel had even rejected this, and in a reply to TRAI’s draft paper on FUP said that a “service provider should be free to throttle the speed to 64kbps after the expiry of assigned data limit to the customer”. Keeping this in mind 2.8 Mbps average speed in India seems practically impossible. However, the possible reason for this bloated number is perhaps the fact that for the study Akamai…
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