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Akamai: Malaysia Internet Connection Speed slower than Sri Lanka, Thailand

Akamai Technologies, Inc., one of the leading content delivery network (CDN) services in world, released its Second Quarter(Q2), 2015 State of the Internet (SOTI) Report recently.


Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

Internet connection speed statistic for Malaysia (Akamai Q2, 2015 SOTI report):

  • Speed measured from over 2 million unique IPv4 addresses from Malaysia
  • Malaysia Average Internet Connection Speed is 5Mbps, ranking at 70 globally (from 78 in Q1). In the region, Malaysia is slower than Sri Lanka (5.3Mbps), Australia (7.8Mbps), New Zealand (8.4Mbps), Thailand (8.6Mbps), Taiwan (10.6Mbps), Singapore (12.7Mbps), Japan (16.4Mbps), Hong Kong (17Mbps) and South Korea (23.1Mbps).
  • Malaysia Average Peak Internet Connection Speed is at 36.5Mbps, rank at 57 globally (from 65 in Q1), slower than New Zealand (38.1Mbps), Australia (40.3Mbps), Thailand (51.5Mbps), Taiwan (74.5Mbps), Japan (75.1Mbps), South Korea (83.3Mbps), Hong Kong (94.8Mbps) and Singapore (108.3Mbps).
  • 55% connection speed from Malaysia are above 4Mbps
  • 4.5% of connection speed in Malaysia are above 10Mbps
  • Only 1% of the Internet connection speed in Malaysia are above 15Mbps

Top 10 Average Internet Connection Speed in the World (Global Average Speed: 5.1):

  1. South Korea- 23.1Mbps
  2. Hong Kong- 17Mbps
  3. Japan- 16.4Mbps
  4. Sweden- 16.1Mbps
  5. Switzerland- 15.6Mbps
  6. Netherlands- 15.2Mbps
  7. Norway- 14.3Mbps
  8. Latvia- 14.2Mbps
  9. Finland- 14Mbps
  10. Czech Republic- 13.9Mbps

Top 10 Average Peak Internet Connection Speed in the World (Global average: 32.5Mbps):

  1. Singapore- 108.3Mbps
  2. Hong Kong– 94.8Mbps
  3. South Korea- 83.3Mbps
  4. Japan- 75.1Mbps
  5. Taiwan- 74.5Mbps
  6. Romania- 72.1Mbps
  7. Qatar- 71.7Mbps
  8. Israel- 71.4Mbps
  9. Sweden- 62.8Mbps
  10. Macao- 62.6Mbps

Global and Asia Pacific

  • On a global basis, the average connection speed increased 17% year over year
  • The global average connection speed quarterly changes were positive for the top 10 countries/regions, with the exception of South Korea (23.1 Mbps), which decreased 2.1% from the first quarter. Japan (16.4 Mbps) saw the largest quarterly gain at 7.8%, while the remaining eight countries experienced modest gains ranging from 1.5% in Hong Kong (17.0 Mbps) to 4.6% in Switzerland (15.6 Mbps)
  • Globally, 110 out of 144 qualifying countries/regions saw average connection speeds increase from the previous quarter, with growth rates ranging from a modest 0.4% in Senegal (1.5 Mbps) to a substantial 67% in Tunisia (2.8 Mbps)
  • Like last quarter, year-over-year changes were consistently positive in the top 10, except for South Korea, which declined 11% compared with the second quarter of 2014
  • Singapore (108.3 Mbps) saw the only double-digit quarterly gain, with a 12% increase, while the remaining eight countries saw increases ranging from 0.6% in Romania (72.1 Mbps) to 7.8% in Macao (62.6 Mbps)
  • Year-over-year, global 25 Mbps adoption dropped slightly, by 0.5%, in contrast to the 20% yearly growth seen in the first quarter. Two of the top 10 countries saw losses: South Korea’s adoption rate dropped 24% and Hong Kong’s declined 11%

IPv4 & IPv6

The number of unique IPv4 addresses worldwide connecting to Akamai dropped by about 8.6 million in the second quarter. Six of the top 10 countries saw a quarterly decline in unique IPv4 address counts in the second quarter, compared with three in the previous quarter. Brazil saw the largest decline at 4.6%, while China saw the smallest at 1.5%. On a global basis, IP address growth was lower than in the first quarter.

Telekom Malaysia was seen among the top network providers globally for IPv6 traffic (13% of its traffic) with Japan the only other Asia Pacific country to join the top 20 list this quarter

Mobile Connectivity

The number of mobile data subscriptions is increasing rapidly, driving growth in data traffic along with a continuous increase in the average data volume per subscription. Based on traffic data collected, the volume of mobile data traffic grew by 15% between the first and second quarters of 2015, and increased 55% year-over-year.

Internet Disruption

This quarter’s report also highlights Internet disruptions and events in Gabon, Cameroon, Iraq and, most notably, those affecting Nepal as a result of the deadly April 25 earthquake.

[Download PDF]– Akamai State of the Internet Report Q2, 2015

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