The global average Internet connection speed increased 12% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 6.3Mbps, a 23% increase year-over-year (YoY), while global average peak connection speed increased 6.8% to 34.7Mbps in the first quarter, rising 14% YoY, according to Akamai Technologies Inc.
When it comes to average Internet connection speeds, Malaysia is still stuck at No 73 globally, but is zooming ahead on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption, the only Asia Pacific country in the top 10 of the latter
The global broadband (>4 Mbps) adoption rate reached 60%, an increase of 1% quarter-over-quarter, according to Akamai Technologies Inc, which earlier this month released its 'Third Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report'.
Malaysia recorded peak Internet connection speeds of 30.5 Mbps, higher than the global average of 25.4Mbps, while Singapore became the fourth surveyed Asia Pacific country or region to have an average connection speed above the 10 Mbps ‘high broadband’ threshold, joining Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, according to Akamai Technologies Inc.
Measuring ‘4K readiness’ for the first time, Akamai Technologies Inc’s latest First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report finds that South Korea leads the way in terms of its connection speeds being able to cater to the upcoming high definition resolution standard.
The global average connection speed continued to improve, with a quarterly increase of 5.5% to reach 3.8 Mbps, according to the 'Fourth Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report' released recently by Akamai Technologies Inc.