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Akamai: Average Internet connection speed in Malaysia is 4.3Mbps

Akamai Technologies, Inc., one of the leading content delivery network (CDN) services in world, released its First Quarter(Q1), 2015 State of the Internet (SOTI) Report yesterday.

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The report is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform providing insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

Internet connection statistic for Malaysia based on the Akamai Q1, 2015 SOTI report:

  • Average Internet connection speed in Malaysia 4.3Mbps, global rank at 78 (was 75 in 4Q14)
  • Average peak Internet connection speed in Malaysia is 31.5Mbps, global rank at 65 (was 62 in 4Q14)
  • 43% of the Internet connection from Malaysia are above 4Mbps
  • 3.8% Internet connection from Malaysia are above 10Mbps
  • Average mobile Internet connection speed in Malaysia is 2.7Mbps
  • Average peak mobile Internet connection speed in Malaysia is 22.1Mbps

In the first quarter of 2015, the global average connection speed for the first time reached 5 Mbps, a 10% increase over the previous quarter. Quarterly global average connection speeds among the top 10 countries all remained well above 10Mbps, and six of the 10 had average speeds above 15Mbps, as Ireland (17.4Mbps), Sweden (15.8Mbps) and the Netherlands (15.3Mbps) joined South Korea (23.6Mbps), Hong Kong (16.7Mbps) and Japan (15.2Mbps) in exceeding this benchmark in the first quarter.

Globally, a total of 131 qualifying countries/regions saw average connection speeds increase in the first quarter, with growth rates ranging from 128% in Fiji (6.2Mbps) to a modest 0.4% in Japan (15.2Mbps).

In the first quarter, global average peak connection speeds increased 8.2% to 29.1 bps. Speeds increased across the board among countries/regions in the top 10, led by Kuwait (76.5Mbps) and Mongolia (68.9Mbps) with impressive gains of 126% and 72%, respectively. Singapore (98.5Mbps) rose 17% to overtake Hong Kong as the country/region with the highest average peak connection speed. All of the top 10 countries/regions saw average peak speeds greater than 65Mbps. On a global basis, 124 out of 144 qualifying countries/regions experienced average peak connection speed increases from the fourth quarter, with growth ranging from 0.2% in Puerto Rico (41.2Mbps) to 126% in Kuwait (76.5Mbps).

Mobile Internet speeds

In terms of mobile Internet connection speeds, the United Kingdom had the fastest average mobile connection speed at 20.4Mbps, a 28% increase from the previous quarter. Denmark was again in second place, at 10Mbps. Vietnam had the lowest average mobile connection speed, at 1.3Mbps.

Average peak mobile connection speeds again spanned an extremely broad range in the first quarter, from 149.3Mbps in Australia down to 8.2Mbps in Indonesia. A total of four countries – Australia (149.3Mbps), Japan (126Mbps), Singapore (116.4Mbps) and Thailand (105.4Mbps) – posted average peak speeds above 100Mbps, up from two countries in the fourth quarter.

[Download]– Akamai State of the Internet Report Q1, 2015

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