In its latest State of The Internet Report, Akamai reveals that Asia leads the world and claims the top three positions for Internet speeds during 2014. Thailand ranks 45th overall in the world, but is making progress with faster broadband compared to the previous year.
Korea has the world’s fastest Internet, again
Despite a 12% quarter-over-quarter decline in average connection speed in the fourth quarter, South Korea remained steadfast in its position as the country in the Asia Pacific region (and the world) with the highest average connection speed, as shown above.
Hong Kong, the closest contender, had an average connection speed nearly 5.5 Mbps slower than South Korea. This quarter, Taiwan joined South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore as the only surveyed Asia Pacific countries/regions to have average connection speeds above the 10 Mbps “high broadband” threshold.
In the Asia Pacific region, Thailand is ranked 8th with 13% of Internet connections managed to surpass 10 Mbps, a 325% year-over-year change. Thailand is also fourth in the region for Internet speeds above 4 Mbps (the FCC in the US classes anything over 4 Mbps as ‘broadband’) with 86% of connections falling in that category a rise of 2.2% on the previous quarter, and a 59% rise year-over-year.
Thailand’s Internet sometimes leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s clear that in terms of the region itself, the average speeds are on the rise.
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