The Philippines still belongs to one of the three slowest internet connections on Akamai’s Asia-Pacific countries list along with Indonesia and India, despite the increase in internet speed to 2.7Mbps, according to the State of the Internet report published by global cloud enterprise Akamai.
Akamai reports that the country’s broadband internet connections only had a ten percent increase from Q3 2014. While the average internet connection speed for fourth quarter had a 0.2Mbps rise, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 8.6%, and an increase of 38% from the same period last year. The country’s average peak was able to increase as well, from 21.3 last quarter and now at 21.8Mbps.
Internet users who are using broadband connections above 10Mbps and 15Mbps also decreased by 21% and 17% from the previous quarter, but are still higher when compared to the same time last year. Meanwhile, broadband users using connections above 4Mbps have increased by 11% from Q3 2014.
Similar to the previous quarter’s report, South Korea is still on the top spot with an average of 22.2Mbps, followed by Hong Kong and Japan with a 16.8Mbps, and 15.2Mbps, respectively. The three said countries belong to the list of Asia-Pacific and global lists of countries with the fastest internet connections.
Generally, the global average internet speed remains unchanged at 4.5Mbps, with an average peak of 26.9 Mbps according to the report stated by Akamai.