Hong Kong is home to World’s fastest broadband

January 30, 2014

Hong Kong in Asia has maintained its place as the world’s epicenter for fastest Internet access. According to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report the top four places in the world, ranked by their average peak connection speeds, were in Asia. Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Singapore had the fastest broadband, in that order, according to the study while Taiwan placing eighth, Asia made up half of the top 10 worldwide. The report show that almost all of the major Asian broadband markets improved their peak speeds by at least 12% compared with previous year. However, not all countries improved with Indonesia dropping a 30 per cent decrease to 9.7 Mbps, placing it at position115th but fared better than the region’s laggard India that came in behind Indonesia, with an average peak speed of 9 Mbps while Asia’s economic powerhouse China’s 11.3 Mbps average couldn’t help the middle kingdom break into the top 100 worldwide.

Israel moved into fifth place, thanks to a 55% improvement compared with the same period in 2012. The report cites Russia as the country that recorded both the fastest average peak of 49.8 and overall average mobile broadband speeds of 9.5 Mbps. The quarterly report looked at traffic flowing through its global network from July to September 2013.Top 20 places with world’s fastest Internet connectivity are; Hong Kong, 65.4 Mbps, South Korea, 63.6 Mbps, Japan, 52 Mbps, Singapore, 50.1 Mbps, Israel, 47.7 Mbps, Romania, 45.4 Mbps, Latvia, 43.1 Mbps, Taiwan, 42.7 Mbps, Netherlands, 39.6 Mbps, Belgium, 38.5 Mbps, Switzerland, 38.4 Mbps, Bulgaria, 37 Mbps, United States, 37 Mbps, Kuwait, 36.4 Mbps and United Arab Emirates, 36 Mbps.

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