India once again had the slowest average Internet speed among APAC countries, according to a study by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q1 FY16 State of the Internet report. India’s average connection speed during the quarter was 3.5 Mbps, Philippines also had the same speed (3.5 Mbps). South Korea recorded the highest average speed in APAC (and globally) with 29 Mbps. The data has been collected from Akamai’s ‘Intelligent Platform’, which records Internet speed and adoption rates from 175,000 servers in more than 1,300 networks over 100 countries. The platform is only present in CDN networks hosted by Akamai, which means that only those systems that access the company’s CDN services are recorded. India’s average Internet connection speed however increased by 24% from 2.8 Mbps in the previous quarter (Q4 FY15), and 36% Year-over-Year (YoY). In the same quarter, India recorded a 23% adoption rate of connections above a 4Mbps threshold, 4.8% of connections above 10 Mbps, and 2.0% of connections above 15 Mbps. Internet adoption in India For comparison: South Korea had a higher number of connections (69%) above 15 Mbps , which contributed to better average speed. But that is not the case with India, which had just 2% of the connections above 15 Mbps during Q1 FY16. India's population is exponentially higher than South Korea, while its Internet penetration rate was just 25% in November 2015, according to IAMAI. While this number is expected to grow, Akamai says that projects like Google Loon that uses…
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