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Akamai: Average Internet Speed in Malaysia is 5.2Mbps, mobile speed at 2.5Mbps

Akamai Technologies, Inc., one of the leading content delivery network (CDN) services in world, released its Fourth Quarter (Q4), 2015 State of the Internet (SOTI) Report this week.

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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, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

Internet speed in Malaysia & Asia Pacific (Akamai Q4, 2015 SOTI report):

Akamai measured the Internet speed in Malaysia from over 2 million unique IPv4 addresses.

Average Internet connection speed in Asia Pacific:

Malaysia Average Internet Connection Speed was 5.2Mbps in Q4 2015, maintaining its rank at 73 globally.

  1. South Korea: 26.7Mbps
  2. Japan: 17.4Mbps
  3. Hong Kong: 16.8Mbps
  4. Singapore: 13.9Mbps
  5. Taiwan: 12.9Mbps
  6. New Zealand: 9.3Mbps
  7. Thailand: 9.3Mbps
  8. Australia: 8.2Mbps
  9. Malaysia: 5.2Mbps
  10. Sri Lanka: 4.8Mbps
  11. China: 4.1Mbps
  12. Indonesia: 3.9Mbps
  13. Vietnam: 3.8Mbps
  14. Philippines: 3.2Mbps
  15. India: 2.8Mbps

Average Internet Peak Connection Speed in Asia Pacific:

Malaysia Average Internet Peak Connection Speed is now faster at 42Mbps, however ranking dropped to 55 globally (from 54 in Q3 2015).

  1. Singapore: 135.7Mbps
  2. Hong Kong: 105.2Mbps
  3. South Korea: 95.3Mbps
  4. Japan: 82.9Mbps
  5. Indonesia: 79.8Mbps
  6. Taiwan: 78.8Mbps
  7. Thailand: 63.7Mbps
  8. New Zealand: 42.8Mbps
  9. Malaysia: 42Mbps
  10. Australia: 39.3Mbps
  11. Sri Lanka: 34.8Mbps
  12. Vietnam: 31.4Mbps
  13. Philippines: 27Mbps
  14. China: 26.7Mbps
  15. India: 21.2Mbps

56% of the Internet connection speed in Malaysia are able to achieve above 4Mbps speeds, ranking better at 69 globally. Only 5.4% of the Internet connection speed from Malaysia have speeds above 10Mbps, ranking lower at 63 globally (from 62 in Q4 2015).

In terms of mobile Internet speed in Malaysia, the average speed was 2.5Mbps while average peak Internet speed was recorded at 24.5Mbps.

Global Internet connection speeds (Akamai Q4, 2015 SOTI report):

Top 10 Average Internet Connection Speed in the World:

Global Average Internet speed improved from 5.1Mbps in Q3 2015 to 5.6Mbps in Q4 2015.

  1. South Korea: 26.7Mbps
  2. Sweden: 19.1Mbps
  3. Norway: 18.8Mbps
  4. Japan: 17.4Mbps
  5. Netherlands: 17Mbps
  6. Hong Kong: 16.8Mbps
  7. Latvia: 16.7Mbps
  8. Switzerland: 16.7Mbps
  9. Finland: 16.6Mbps
  10. Denmark: 16.1Mbps

Top 10 Average Peak Internet Connection Speed in the World:

Global Average Peak Internet connection speed was at 32.5Mbps.

  1. Singapore: 135.7Mbps
  2. Hong Kong: 105.2Mbps
  3. South Korea: 95.3Mbps
  4. Macao: 83.1Mbps
  5. Japan: 82.9Mbps
  6. Indonesia: 79.8Mbps
  7. Mongolia: 78.9Mbps
  8. Taiwan: 78.8Mbps
  9. Qatar: 77.8Mbps
  10. Romania: 73.6Mbps

Highlights from Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report:

Global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Connectivity

  • Global average connection speed increased 8.6% to 5.6 Mbps from the third quarter, a 23% increase year-over-year.
  • South Korea had the top average connection speed at 26.7 Mbps, posting a 20% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.
  • After a slight decline in the third quarter, the global average peak connection speed bounced back with a 1% increase to 32.5 Mbps in the fourth quarter. This led to 21% year-over-year growth.
  • South Korea (95.3 Mbps) and Macao (83.1 Mbps) were the only country/regions to post double-digit quarterly gains in average peak connection speed at 10% and 13%, respectively.
  • Globally, 7.1% of unique IP addresses connected to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, a dramatic 37% increase over the previous quarter. Year-over-year, global 25 Mbps adoption increased by 74%, in contrast to the 15% yearly decrease seen in the third quarter.
  • Each of the top 10 countries/regions saw double-digit growth in 25 Mbps broadband adoption except for Hong Kong (15%), which posted a 9.8% change quarter-over-quarter. Norway (21%) and Denmark (15%) saw the greatest yearly gains at 165% and 188%, respectively.
  • In the U.S., 10 states had 14% or more of unique IP addresses connected to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, with the District of Columbia holding the top spot at 25% adoption, a 15% quarter-over-quarter growth.
  • The global percentage of unique IP addresses connecting to Akamai that met the 4 Mbps broadband speed threshold increased 5.8% to 69%. Year-over-year growth was 17%.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2015, 32% of unique IP addresses across the world connected to Akamai at average speeds above 10 Mbps, an increase of 15% over the previous quarter. Year-over-year, this was a 34% increase.
  • 19% percent of unique global IP addresses connected to Akamai at average “4K-ready” connection speeds of 15 Mbps or above, up from 15% in the third quarter. Year-over-year, the global 15 Mbps adoption rate grew 54% with nine of the top 10 countries/regions seeing gains ranging from 3.3% in South Korea (63% adoption) to 102% in Norway (45% adoption).

IPv4 and IPv6

  • The number of unique, worldwide IPv4 addresses connecting to Akamai had a slight increase of 0.2% to just over 810 million addresses.
  • On a global basis, close to 70% of the countries/regions saw a quarter-over-quarter increase in unique IPv4 address counts in the fourth quarter, up 10% from the third quarter.
  • 43 countries/regions saw IPv4 address counts grow 10% or more, while 13 saw counts decline 10% or more as compared with the previous quarter.
  • Belgium again maintained a clear lead, with 37% of content requests being made over IPv6, up from 35% in the third quarter. France (11%) posted the largest quarter-over-quarter gain with 113%.
  • Verizon Wireless (67%) and Belgium’s Telenet (53%) continued to lead as the two network providers with more than half of their requests to Akamai made over IPv6.
  • Similar to last quarter, nine of the top 20 providers had at least one in four content requests to Akamai via IPv6. However, 18 of the top 20 – down from 20 in the previous quarter – had at least 10% of their requests to Akamai occur over IPv6.

Mobile Connectivity

  • United Kingdom had the fastest average mobile connection speed at 26.8 Mbps, with Spain in second place at 14.0 Mbps.
  • Iran had the lowest average connection speed, at 1.3 Mbps, followed by Vietnam with an average connection speed of 1.8 Mbps.
  • In the fourth quarter, Finland and Australia led the world with 99% 4 Mbps adoption rates, followed closely by Sweden with 98% adoption.
[Download PDF]– Akamai State of the Internet Report Q4, 2015

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