01 Feb '12, 8am

Singapore's Internet is the fourth-fastest in Asia, says report

SINGAPORE - Singapore has the fourth-fastest broadband Internet speeds in Asia, according to a report released today by leading cloud platform provider Akamai Technologies. However, Singapore still lags far behind countries like South Korea, which tops the global ranking on broadband speeds. Akamai's quarterly The State of the Internet report consolidates data on Internet usage across the globe. Statistics include connection speeds, attack traffic, and traffic patterns on leading Web sites. For the third quarter of 2011, Singapore's average broadband speed was 4.5 Mbps, coming in behind South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan. It is ranked 33rd in the world overall. In comparison, South Korea, which tops the global rankings, has an average speed of 16.7 Mbps, approximately three-and-a-half times faster than that of Singapore. Malaysia, which ranks 9th in the region and 75th globa...

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