pingdom.com              Asia is both top and              bottom of the world              Internet speed league
pingdom.com              You can read the full article at              http://royal.pingdom.com/2013/01/31/asia-extremes-i...
pingdom.com          The countries with the fastest          Internet connections are:          #1    Hong Kong       54.1...
Current top 5 countries + USA       Hong Kong          South Korea             Japan      Romania           Latvia        ...
pingdom.com      A few things worth noting:     • In the latest quarter, Hong Kong (54.1 Mbps) has increased its lead over...
pingdom.com          So the three countries with the          fastest Internet connections          are in Asia...        ...
Average Internet peak connection speed per continent                Europe                   North America         Asia   ...
pingdom.com          How can that be?          Asia has the top three          countries with the          fastest speeds ...
Peak Internet connection speed distribution per continent        Slowest                                          !!!     ...
pingdom.com      A few things worth noting:     • Asia clearly has the largest distribution of Internet speeds of any cont...
pingdom.com          What is clear from this is that not          every person across Asia enjoys the          same superf...
pingdom.com          But what is also clear is that the potential          for growth in Asia is astonishing. For         ...
pingdom.com              The question is, when will              that happen?
pingdom.com              Sources              http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/              And a few of our own ...
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  1. 1. pingdom.com Asia is both top and bottom of the world Internet speed league
  2. 2. pingdom.com You can read the full article at http://royal.pingdom.com/2013/01/31/asia-extremes-internet-speeds/ But here is a summary.
  3. 3. pingdom.com The countries with the fastest Internet connections are: #1 Hong Kong 54.1 Mbps #2 South Korea 48.8 Mbps #3 Japan 42.2 Mbps #4 Latvia 37.5 Mbps #5 Romania 37.4 Mbps #14 United States 29.6 Mbps
  4. 4. Current top 5 countries + USA Hong Kong South Korea Japan Romania Latvia USA Hong Kong #1 60 54.1 Mbps Average Internet peak connection speed 45Mbps 30 15 World avg. Q3 2012: 15.9 Mbps 0 Q3 07 Q1 08 Q3 08 Q1 09 Q3 09 Q1 10 Q3 10 Q1 11 Q3 11 Q1 12 Q3 12Data source: Akamai (Q3 2007 – Q3 2012) www.pingdom.com
  5. 5. pingdom.com A few things worth noting: • In the latest quarter, Hong Kong (54.1 Mbps) has increased its lead over South Korea (48.8 Mbps). • Of the current top five countries, it’s only Japan that has been able to pass Hong Kong and South Korea in the chart since 2007. • Hong Kong and South Korea have been rather lonely at the top, widening the gap to the other countries since the third quarter 2011. • The United States has dropped down to 14th place in the latest quarter, and added here just for reference. • None of the big European countries, like France, Germany and United Kingdom, made the top five list. United Kingdom, currently in 16th place with an average peak connection speed of 28.1 Mbps, has the highest ranking of the three.
  6. 6. pingdom.com So the three countries with the fastest Internet connections are in Asia... What happens if we look at continents instead?
  7. 7. Average Internet peak connection speed per continent Europe North America Asia Africa South America Pacific 30 Europe #1 23 Mbps 24Mbps 18 World avg. Q3 2012: 15.9 Mbps 12 6 0 Q3 07 Q1 08 Q3 08 Q1 09 Q3 09 Q1 10 Q3 10 Q1 11 Q3 11 Q1 12 Q3 12 Data source: Akamai (Q3 2007 – Q3 2012) www.pingdom.com
  8. 8. pingdom.com How can that be? Asia has the top three countries with the fastest speeds but can only manage third place as a continent!
  9. 9. Peak Internet connection speed distribution per continent Slowest !!! Fastest Africa AsiaEurope NorthAmerica Average Median Pacific SouthAmerica 2 13 23 34 44 55 MbpsData sources: Akamai (Q3 2012), Pingdom www.pingdom.com
  10. 10. pingdom.com A few things worth noting: • Asia clearly has the largest distribution of Internet speeds of any continent. • Looking only at the median speed, Asia has the lowest number of all continents except Africa. • The slowest average peak connection speed in Asia is that of Iran at 2.9 Mbps. • Malaysia, with an average peak connection speed at 18.2 Mps, represents the average country in the continent very well. • The country closest to the median would be Lebanon at 12.6 Mbps in average peak connection speed. • Africa, Europe, South America, and the Pacific (which includes Australia and New Zealand) all have a rather even distribution; consequently they have a median and an average that are both located near the middle.
  11. 11. pingdom.com What is clear from this is that not every person across Asia enjoys the same superfast Internet as Hong Kong and South Korea. In fact, many people have some of the slowest Internet speeds anywhere on the planet.
  12. 12. pingdom.com But what is also clear is that the potential for growth in Asia is astonishing. For example, China has 565 million Internet users, which represents only 42.1% of the population. Based on our findings, it would seem like Internet speeds in many parts of the continent would have to increase considerably, so that the typical person in Asia (the median) would enjoy a better Internet experience.
  13. 13. pingdom.com The question is, when will that happen?
  14. 14. pingdom.com Sources http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/ And a few of our own calculations :)

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