India to Witness Increased Average Internet Speed in Next 12 Months: Report

By July 30th, 2013 AT 12:02 PM

According to a recent report by a cloud computing firm Akamai Technologies, the average internet speed in India is likely to increase by over 40% to 1.8 Mbps in the next 12 months on the back of investments in high-speed fibre network and affordable data plans. The global average connection speed in the first quarter of 2013 was 3.1 Mbps while India witnessed an average connection speed of 1.3 Mbps during the same period.

Average Connection Speeds

In the first quarter of 2013, three Asia Pacific countries/regions i.e. South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong saw average connection speeds above the “high broadband” threshold of 10 Mbps. India saw an average connection speed of 1.3 Mbps, up 20% from a quarter prior. Looking at year-over-year changes, India saw a fairly strong growth rising to 21%. India ranks 114 on the global ranking charts and has lowest average connection speed among all the countries in Asia Pacific.

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Average Peak Connection Speed

Hong Kong remained far and away the top region in Asia Pacific with the highest average peak connection speed at 63.6 Mbps. India posted an average peak connection speed of 10.6 Mbps in the first quarter of 2013, up 27% quarter-over-quarter and an yearly growth of 34%.

Broadband Adoption

 0.3% of connections in India saw speeds above 10 Mbps, up 102% quarter-over-quarter while 2.4% connections saw speeds above 4 Mbps.

Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.

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India minister are theifs loting money and the companies join up

Those people that buy that speed are Limited Broadband

I doubt even 512 kbps download to be Average

That is A

What is the Use of speed is the FUP are so small ? eg:
50mbps for 50MB FUP that would get over in 1 second and this is the things going in India

A new rule should come that Fraud services should be Refunded or Atleast Punished. Also the minister should be hanged in @ to 4 year time max. And that will Bring A new India

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What is the report on upload speeds? Akamai report could be skewed towards download bandwidth. Upload bandwidths are hovering around 256kbps on average. This needs to go up for value add services like video chat and better p2p.

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