tech2 News StaffMar 03, 2016 10:37:43 IST
The Akamai report in April last year said how India offers the slowest Internet speed in Asia-Pacific, and not much seems to have changed since then. A new State of the Internet report from Akamai report for Q3 2015 states India continues to offer lowest average Internet speed at 2.5Mbps.
The average Internet speed grew by a mere 5.3 percent quarter-on-quarter and 26 percent year-on-year. Just like we saw earlier South Korea continues to maintain its top spot with 20.5Mbps, which is almost 10 times compared to India, Hongkong takes the second spot (fifth spot globally) with 15.8Mbps. Japan, Singapore and Taiwan follow in the same order. In the APAC regions, Vietnam, Indonesia and Phillipines are slightly above us with 3.4Mbps, 3.0 Mbps and 2.8Mbps respectively.
Earlier this year, Trai had issued draft norms to ensure minimum 512Kbps broadband speed. As per the amendment, the broadband service should have “capability of the minimum download speed of 512Kbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide Broadband service”. However, telcos had opposed this directive and said they should be allowed to throttle the speed once the assigned data expires.
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