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Singapore has the highest average peak broadband connection speed in Q3 2016

Kareyst Lin | Dec. 20, 2016
The republic's average peak broadband speed is 162 Mbps, which is four times that of the global average.

Singapore tops the average peak broadband connection speed at 162 Mbps in the third quarter of 2016 (Q3 2016), which was nearly twice as fast as tenth place Romania.

The global average peak broadband connection speed for Q3 2016 was 37.2 Mbps, according to Akamai Technologies' 'Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report.' The data was collected through Akamai's globally deployed Intelligent Platform. It includes all countries and regions that had more than 25,000 unique IPv4 addresses request content from Akamai during the third quarter.

In second place was Hong Kong, with an average peak broadband connection speed of 116.2 Mbps, followed by South Korea's 114.2 Mbps. Indonesia was next, with an average broadband connection speed of 99.3 percent.

The year-on-year change for Singapore's average peak broadband connection speed was 20 percent. There is a three percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) change.

In terms of 25 Mbps broadband adoption rate, Singapore was in the fifth position globally (20 percent). The figures saw a 14 percent QoQ change.

Overall, the global 25 Mbps broadband adoption rate increased by a robust 68 percent. Amongst the top 10, gains were strong; ranging from 24 percent in Sweden to 197 percent in Singapore. The other two Asian countries in the top five positions were South Korea (46 percent) and Hong Kong (78 percent). 


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