Internet speed in Southeast Asia: Singapore, Thailand top, Philippines flop

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Singapore and Thailand have the fastest average Internet speeds in of the more developed countries in Southeast Asia, while the Philippines is lagging significantly behind its regional neighbours, the newly released fourth quarter 2016 report State of the Internet by US-based network company Akamai reveals.

Overall, Singapore had an average speed of 20.2 megabits per second (Mbps) in the survey period, and Thailand 13.3 Mbps, while the Philippines came last among six surveyed ASEAN countries (Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei) are not included).

The Philippines also come last in the Asia-Pacific category where it ranked behind other Asian countries with internet speeds below 10 Mbps, namely India (5.6 mbps), China (6.3), Indonesia (6.7), Sri Lanka (7.3), Malaysia (8.2) and Vietnam (8.3).

Globally, the Philippines ranks 108 out of 148 surveyed countries.

However, Akamai felt “reason for optimism” as the Philippine government has plans to build a national broadband network, which will be used to run online government services and connect rural areas to the Internet.

In Thailand, 96 per cent of Internet users can surf at speed higher than 4 Mbps, which ranks it second in Asia-Pacific behind South Korea and even ahead of Singapore. Thailand is also the second-best country in ASEAN with regards to providing Internet users speeds above 15 Mbps.

Worldwide, South Korea has the fastest average Internet speed at 26.1 Mbps, followed by Norway at 23.6 Mbps, Sweden (22.8), Hong Kong (21.9), Switzerland (21.2), Denmark (20.7), Finland (20.6), Singapore (20.2), Japan (19.6) and the Netherlands (17.6).

On the bottom end. Yemen stands with an average speed of a meager 1.3 Mbps. Paraguay, Gabon and Venezuela rounded out the bottom four — all with speeds below 2.0 Mbps.

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Singapore and Thailand have the fastest average Internet speeds in of the more developed countries in Southeast Asia, while the Philippines is lagging significantly behind its regional neighbours, the newly released fourth quarter 2016 report State of the Internet by US-based network company Akamai reveals.

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Singapore and Thailand have the fastest average Internet speeds in of the more developed countries in Southeast Asia, while the Philippines is lagging significantly behind its regional neighbours, the newly released fourth quarter 2016 report State of the Internet by US-based network company Akamai reveals.

Overall, Singapore had an average speed of 20.2 megabits per second (Mbps) in the survey period, and Thailand 13.3 Mbps, while the Philippines came last among six surveyed ASEAN countries (Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei) are not included).

The Philippines also come last in the Asia-Pacific category where it ranked behind other Asian countries with internet speeds below 10 Mbps, namely India (5.6 mbps), China (6.3), Indonesia (6.7), Sri Lanka (7.3), Malaysia (8.2) and Vietnam (8.3).

Globally, the Philippines ranks 108 out of 148 surveyed countries.

However, Akamai felt “reason for optimism” as the Philippine government has plans to build a national broadband network, which will be used to run online government services and connect rural areas to the Internet.

In Thailand, 96 per cent of Internet users can surf at speed higher than 4 Mbps, which ranks it second in Asia-Pacific behind South Korea and even ahead of Singapore. Thailand is also the second-best country in ASEAN with regards to providing Internet users speeds above 15 Mbps.

Worldwide, South Korea has the fastest average Internet speed at 26.1 Mbps, followed by Norway at 23.6 Mbps, Sweden (22.8), Hong Kong (21.9), Switzerland (21.2), Denmark (20.7), Finland (20.6), Singapore (20.2), Japan (19.6) and the Netherlands (17.6).

On the bottom end. Yemen stands with an average speed of a meager 1.3 Mbps. Paraguay, Gabon and Venezuela rounded out the bottom four — all with speeds below 2.0 Mbps.

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