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SL ranks 68 in global broadband internet speed

2 June 2017 02:25 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka ranked 68 globally in broadband internet speeds with an average connection speed (IPv4) of 8.5 Mbps, the State of the Internet Q1 2017 Connectivity report issued by Akamai Technologies said.

According to the report, India had ranked 89 in broadband internet speeds with an average connection speed (IPv4) of 6.5 Mbps

South Korea had topped the chart with an average speeds of 28.6Mbps.

India is slightly ahead of China (7.6 Mbps) and is way behind of Sri Lanka (8.5 Mbps), News18 reported today.

According to the article, the global average peak connection speed increased 28% year over year to 44.6 Mbps in the first quarter.

Singapore had the highest peak connection speed at 184.5 Mbps in the first quarter.

The report said in the first quarter of 2017, South Korea once again led the Asia Pacific region in 4 Mbps broadband adoption, with 98% of its IPv4 addresses connecting to Akamai at average connection speeds above this threshold.

“Quarterly changes in adoption were positive across the region except for Sri Lanka and Singapore, which posted small declines of 6.5% and 0.8% respectively. The Philippines, the lowest-ranking country in Asia Pacific for this metric, enjoyed the largest quarterly increase at 26%. Remaining increases were modest, ranging from 0.1% in Japan to 11% in India and China,” it said.

  Comments - 4

  • sachith Friday, 02 June 2017 04:23 PM

    what about the internet fee ranking?? I think we are in top 10 thanks to VAT man's TAX.

    Andrew Friday, 02 June 2017 04:30 PM

    But still, Sri Lankan internet is very expensive! Our government should take steps to make it cheaper so that many lower income level families also start using it.

    upul Friday, 02 June 2017 04:32 PM

    We welcome Akamai Technologies to come and check the speeds of Internet providers internet spped in colombo area, and reveal the speed, now no one to check the speed and take actions to provide the minimum speed advertise at the of selling the internet packages

    Kale Friday, 02 June 2017 09:24 PM

    Where is the question of the cost of this broadband, or the 35% tax that is applied to it?For that matter, very difficult to get access to any decent amount of it.For what it is, is very poor and very expensive, money for nothing for the government and SLT who have a stranglehold.

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