Akamai's report: India lags in Internet delivery speed

  • Akamai's State of the Internet report finds Indian Net speeds, amongst lowest in Asia

The Asia Pacific region continued to lead the world in average peak connection speeds, with the top three global leaders—Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand—ll found in the region.

But India is bottom of the class with lowest average connection speeds among surveyed countries in the region— pathetic 3.6 MBPS. China is only slightly better with 5.2 MBPS).

Average peak speed for India was at 26.1 Mbps. Only 2% of Indian connections are above 15 MBPS (China fares worse with 0.6%). The average peak connection speeds in the region is above 100 Mbps.

On mobile devices, the average and peak speeds in India are 3.3 MBPS and 19.5 MBPS respectively.

These are findings of Akamai Technologies' ‘State of the Internet (SOTI) Report’ for the second quarter of 2016.

On a global scale, South Korea has the world's highest average connection speed—7 MBPS, while Singapore has the highest average peak speed—57.3 MBPS.

Official numbers

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 159.80 million at the end of June 2016 to 166.96 million at the end of July 2016 with a monthly growth rate of 4.48%. These are the most recent numbers released by TRAI which defines broadband as anything above 512 kilobits per second, while the rest of the world places the broadband threshold at 1 MBPS or 1000 KBPS.  

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