Australian broadband speed improved, but still lagging from internet's giants


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Australian broadband speed improved, but still lagging from internet's giants

  1. 1. Australian Broadband Speed improved, But still Lagging from Internet’s Giants
  2. 2. Although, over past year, the speed of broadband internet in Australia has improved but it still continue to lag behind some of the Giants of internet, like US, Asia and Britain. These three regions of the World have strengthened their position as the epic centers of the fast speed broadband internet. According to a recent survey report, Australia was ranking at 30th position in the World with an average peak point in connection speed of around 30.1 Mbps. So, it’s an increase of around 32 per cent from the same time a year ago where Australia had the rank of 36 with an average peak speed of around 22.8 Mbps. Here one point is to be clarified that Peak Speed is the maximum speed which is achievable by the users. It is not that which users get all the time. When it comes to the overall average speed, with 5.5 Mbps Australia came on 43rd position. Although it was a 28 per cent increase in overall average speed from 4.3 Mbps a year ago, but also a slight drop in the overall position from 40th to 43rd. During federal election of 2013, communication minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the National Broadband network would deliver the minimum speed of around 25 Mbps; although this guarantee was later withdrawn by the NBN Co. Asia had top 4 countries in the world in terms of their average peak connection speeds which were as Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Singapore. These countries had the fastest internet in the same order. According to reports, when it comes to mobile broadband, 16.1 Mbps was the average peak connection speed of Australia with an overall average speed of around 3 Mbps. A separate report which was released in January 2014 stated that out of all OECD countries Australia had the highest mobile broadband penetration. A penetration rate of 114 per cent was achieved by Australia as of year 2013. There are some other countries as well like South Korea, Denmark, Japan, Sweden and Finland which are having mobile broadband penetration in excess of 100 per cent. So, as we can see that most of the countries are having access to high speed internet whether its mobile internet or broadband, after all of the improvements going on, Australia is lagging behind in the quality of broadband services. To be placed in the category of higher internet services accessing countries, Australian companies should be focus on both mobile and broadband internet.