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India Stands 4th on Internet Users But 108th In Internet Speed

Posted on: November 14, 2011


  • Despite standing 4th in internet users base worldwide India ranked 108th in global internet speed test conducted by pando networks.
  • Internet users in India growing rapidly as 3G technology now available across country and broadband connectivity is also available in rural area with various service providers, Internet on mobile is also common for all Indians despite all these facts average internet speed in India is not up to the mark. With new telecom policy 2011 broadband speed is now modified to 512 Kbps. Based on 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries from January through June 2011 , the study provides a comprehensive look at worldwide data accessibility, singling out the very best and the very worst places to link up with the web.
  • The average worldwide download speed is 580KBps, placing the U.S. only slightly ahead of the pack with an average speed of 616KBps. While South Korea leading the list with a blazingly fast average speed of 2,202KBps may not come as much of a surprise, the small eastern European nations of Romania (1,909KBps) and Bulgaria (1,611KBps) unexpectedly claimed the second and third highest speeds. In fact, eastern European nations dominated the top of the list with Lithuania in fourth at 1,462KBps, Latvia in fifth at 1,377KBps and Ukraine in eighth at 1,190KBps. The completion rate for measured downloads closely correlates with average speed, South Korea again taking top prize with a 94% completion rate and most of the other speedy countries not far behind.
  • The other end of the list is fairly unsurprising; developing nations in Africa and Asia trail far behind the speeds of those with more mature economies. The Congo has the absolute slowest average speed at 13KBps, followed closely by the Central African Republic at 14KBps and Comoros at 23KBps. Other notable countries studied include Germany at 647KBps, Australia at 348KBps, and China at 245KBps.
  • The study goes on to break down the data to the city level, the fastest six of which are, unsurprisingly, located in South Korea. Andover, MA (2,801KBps) and Bucharest, Romania (2,665KBps) are the only cities outside of gaming heavyweight South Korea to break into the top 10. The slowest measured city was Algiers, Algeria at 56KBps followed by Itapema, Brazil at 61KBps and Santa Cruz, Bolivia at 62KBps. In the United States, Verizon Internet Services provides the fastest service, averaging 1,056KBps due to their widespread FIOS network. In Great Britain, Virgin Media is the fastest choice with average speeds of 612KBps while Dacom Corp. takes the top spot in speedy South Korea with an average of 5,151KBps.

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