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Australian Internet Speeds Slowly Improving

Friday, 14 Feb 2014

Australia has crept up a few places in a quarterly comparison of global broadband speeds.

Cloud services company Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet Report, covering the third Quarter of 2013. The report is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the company’s widely used cloud infrastructure product. It provides insight into global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and broadband adoption and availability.

Australian highlights:

  • Australia ranks in 43th position globally in terms of average connection speeds, up two positions from the previous quarter. The Australian average is 5.5 Mbps (up 13% quarter-on-quarter). Year-on-year change saw a 28% increase in Australia compared to the same period in 2012.
  • Australia ranks in 30th position globally in terms of average peak connection speeds, up five positions from the previous quarter. Speeds in Australia were recorded at 30.1 Mbps (up 3.6% quarter-over-quarter). Year-on-year changes saw a 32% increase in Australia compared to the same period in 2012.
  • Australia ranks in 37th position globally in terms of high broadband (above 10 Mbps) connectivity, up one position from the previous quarter. The percentage of connectivity recorded above 10 Mbps in Australia was 8.1%, up 58% quarter-on-quarter. Year-on-year changes saw a 96% increase in Australia compared to the same period in 2012. 
  • Australia ranked in 45th position globally in terms of broadband connectivity above 4 Mbps), up five positions from the previous quarter. The% percentage of broadband connectivity (above 4 Mbps) was recorded at 51% (a 24% increase quarter-on-quarter). Year-on-year changes saw a 35% increase in Australia compared to the same period in 2012. 

The global average connection speed continued its upward trend in the third quarter of 2013, climbing 10% over the previous quarter to 3.6 Mbps. Average connection speeds saw a 29% year-over-year increase, with all of the top ten countries or regions climbing 27% or more.

Go to http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/networking/62947-australian-internet-speeds-slowly-improving to read more.