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28 countries that have fastest broadband speed

Last updated on: March 18, 2013 07:52 IST

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There are some countries that lag both in Internet penetration and connection speed, while others are way ahead in online spread and broadband speed.

Let's have a look at countries that enjoy high broadband speed and see where India ranks, based on a report by Akamai, an Internet content delivery network headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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India

Average connection speed (Mbps): 1.0

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 8.0

Percentage above 10 Mbps: N/A

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 1.5 per cent

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Hong Kong

Average connection speed (Mbps): 9.0

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 54.1

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 27 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 71 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 1

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South Korea

Average connection speed (Mbps): 14.7

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 48.8

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 52 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 86 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 2

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Japan

Average connection speed (Mbps): 10.5

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 42.2

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 38 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 75 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 3

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Romania

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.4

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 37.4

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 11 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 64 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 4

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Belgium

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.7

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 32.7

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 16 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 68 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 5

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Switzerland

Average connection speed (Mbps): 8.7

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 32.4

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 22 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 81 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 6

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Israel

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.6

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 30.9

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 7.0 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 56 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 7

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The Netherlands

Average connection speed (Mbps): 8.5

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 30.7

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 22 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 82 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 8

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Singapore

Average connection speed (Mbps): 4.9

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 30.7

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 6.9 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 42 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 9

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Hungary

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.8

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 30.0

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 8.4 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 62 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 10

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Portugal

Average connection speed (Mbps): 4.8

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 29.8

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 4.8 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 53 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 11

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The United States

Average connection speed (Mbps): 7.2

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 29.6

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 18 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 62 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 12

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Taiwan

Average connection speed (Mbps): 4.4

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 28.5

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 4.7 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 38 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 13

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The United Kingdom

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.3

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 28.1

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 11 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 62 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 14

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The Czech Republic

Average connection speed (Mbps): 7.6

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 27.3

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 15 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 68 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 15

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Canada

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.7

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 27.2

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 12 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 70 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 16

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Sweden

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.8

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 26.9

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 16 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 50 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 17

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Denmark

Average connection speed (Mbps): 7.2

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 26.5

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 17 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 68 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 18

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Ireland

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.7

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 26.4

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 11 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 50 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 19

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Slovakia

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.8

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 26.2

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 7.6 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 48 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 20

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Spain

Average connection speed (Mbps): 4.8

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 26.0

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 5.0 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 46 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 21

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Germany

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.9

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 26.0

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 8.4 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 60 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 22

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Poland

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.3

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 25.1

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 9.3 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 47 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 23

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Finland

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.8

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 25.0

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 16 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 59 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 24

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Austria

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.5

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 24.7

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 12 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 58 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 25

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Iceland

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.3

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 24.2

Percentage above 10 Mbps:N/A

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 37 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 26

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Russia

Average connection speed (Mbps): 5.1

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 23.9

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 7.7 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 52 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 27

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Norway

Average connection speed (Mbps): 6.2

Peak connection speed (Mbps): 23.2

Percentage above 10 Mbps: 15 per cent

Percentage above 4 Mbps: 45 per cent

Global rank based on peak speed: 28


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