India has slowest internet speed in Asia: Akamai

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India has the slowest internet speeds in Asia as per a new report.

According to the latest ‘State of the Internet’ quarterly report by internet content delivery network, Akamai, the average internet connection speed in India is 1.7Mbps. The country ranks 118, globally behind Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. The average speed witnessed an increase of 8.4% quarter on quarter and 34% year on year.

It is worth pointing out that global average internet speeds have reached 3.9Mbps and the highest average peak connection speed was 21.2Mbps.

The average peak connection speed in India was 12Mbps, again lagging behind Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. The average peak speed witnessed a decline of 1.5% quarter on quarter and an increase of 7.6% year on year.

Just 0.7% users in India get internet speeds of more than 10Mbps, while 4.9% users enjoy access to internet connections with speeds 4Mbps or more. Akamai considers speeds above 10Mbps as high Broadband. This figure increased by 39% quarter on quarter and 106% year on year.



Akamai measures broadband adoption by analysing percentage of users getting connection speeds of 4Mbps or more. Percentage of users with 4Mbps+ connections increased 17% quarter on quarter and 111% year on year in India.

The measurements published in the report are based on requests made to Akamai’s HTTP/S platform.

South Korea recorded the highest average connection speed at 23.6Mbps, and the highest average peak connection speed at 68.5 Mbps.

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