Nikkei Asia Review – Asia-Pacific upgrading internet connectivity

The region’s commitment to next-gen connections and digital infrastructure has many countries boasting speeds that rival western nations.

June 6, 2017

‘Asia-Pacific already boasts some of the fastest internet connectivity in the world and continues to improve as its economies digitize, according to a report by Akamai, a U.S.-based content delivery network and cloud provider.

Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries and regions surveyed had average connection speeds above 4 Mbps, with South Korea at the forefront with 28.6 Mbps — the world leader. Eight countries surveyed had already achieved speeds better than 10 Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.’

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