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India's internet speed is lowest in Asia; Jolt to Digital India campaign

In A Shocking News, South Korea Had The Highest Average Connection Speed In Asia-Pacific At 26.7 Mbps, While India Had The Lowest At 2.8 Mbps. Such News For India Is Very Disheartening Especially For PM Modi’s Digital India Campaign.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 26 Mar 2016, 10:13:29 PM

New Delhi :

 Now days everything comes on online and we need a good internet speed to access all the things.

According to a report, the global average internet connection speed has increased 23 per cent to 5.6 Mbps in the quarter ended December 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.

The report named “Fourth Quarter, 2015, State of the Internet Report” was released by Akamai Technologies, a global leader in content delivery network services.

In a shocking news, South Korea had the highest average connection speed in Asia-Pacific at 26.7 Mbps, while India had the lowest at 2.8 Mbps. Such news for India is very disheartening especially for PM Modi’s Digital India campaign.  

Only, South Korea (95.3 Mbps) and Macao (83.1 Mbps) were the two regions to register double-digit quarterly gains in average peak connection speed at 10 percent and 13 percent, respectively.

It also revealed each of the top 10 regions saw double-digit growth in 25 Mbps broadband adoption except Hong Kong, which posted a 9.8 percent change quarter-over-quarter.

However, Norway and Denmark saw the greatest yearly gains.

In mobile connection, Britain tops the list with speed at 26.8 Mbps with Spain in second place at 14 Mbps. Iran had the lowest average connection speed, at 1.3 Mbps, followed by Vietnam with an average connection speed of 1.8 Mbps. 

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First Published : 26 Mar 2016, 08:05:00 PM