State of the Internet Report
Asia continued to surge ahead in average Internet connection speeds, with South Korea leading the pack, according to the State of the Internet Report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 by web technology company Akamai.
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.
The Internet world continued to use IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4), whose list of available IP or website addresses are quickly being exhausted, while adoption of the newer IPv6 protocol continues at a slow pace, according to the latest ‘State of the Internet’ report by Akamai Technologies Inc.
According to Akamai Technologies Inc’s Second Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report, there were “extremely large growth rates” of broadband adoption seen in Malaysia (127%), Thailand (195%), Indonesia (292%) and China (503%), all of which more than doubled their levels of broadband adoption from the second quarter of 2012.
Three Asia Pacific countries or regions led the global ranks in terms of average Internet connection speeds, and were the only three which saw speeds above the ‘high broadband’ threshold of 10 Mbps in the first quarter of 2013.
The average speed of broadband connectivity in Malaysia (ranked 71) lags that of Thailand (58), but continues to improve, according to the quarterly State of the Internet Report released by web technologies company Akamai for the third quarter of 2012.