Global Internet Connection Speeds Up

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Cloud services provider, Akamai, found that the average connection speed has increased globally 1.8 percent to 3.9 Mbps in the last quarter.

    Quoted from Mashable yesterday, this growth is a part of an ongoing trend as the average connection speeds up 13 percent globally from last year. "In the first quarter of 2014, average mobile connection speeds (aggregated at a country level) ranged from a high of 14.7 Mbps in South Korea down to a low of 1.0 Mbps in Argentina," said Akamai.

    In international scale, South Korea has the fastest internet with a speed of 23.6 Mbps and an increase of 145 percent. The top ten includes Japan (no. 2), Hong Kong (no. 3), Switzerland (no. 4), Netherlands (no. 5), Latvia (no. 6), Sweden (no. 7), Czech Republic (no. 8), Finland (no. 9) and Ireland (no. 10). Sudan also saw a major increase of 196 percent to 3.2 Mbps.

    Akamai also found that mobile data subscription for internet connection has also increased and traffic grew around 15 percent between fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014.

    RINDU P. HESTYA | MASHABLE