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Where does India rank on broadband speed? Find out...

Last updated on: February 3, 2012 17:32 IST

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The Akamai State of the Internet report for the third quarter of 2011 is out, and as usual, it is full of interesting data about global broadband developments.

The Akamai report puts particular focus on what it calls high broadband penetration - the degree to which the world is embracing speeds greater than 5Mbps.

According to the survey, the share of the globe enjoying high broadband grew to 29 per cent in the third quarter of 2011.

Let's have a look at which countries enjoy high broadband speed and where India ranks.

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India

Average speed: 0.9 Mbps

Global ranking: 110

Per cent below 256 kbps: 29

Global ranking: 7

NOTE: The ranking on top pertains to overall world ranking, and the 2nd is among those countries with less than 256 kbps.

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Image: India ranks 110.
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South Korea

Average speed: 16.7 Mbps

Global ranking: 1

Per cent below 256 kbps: 0.3

Global ranking: 41

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Image: South Korea tops with 16.7 Mbps. A view of Seoul.
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Hong Kong

Average speed: 10.5 Mbps

Global ranking: 2

Per cent below 256 kbps: 0.2

Global ranking: N/A

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Japan

Average speed: 8.9 Mbps

Global ranking: 3

Per cent below 256 kbps: 0.9

Global ranking: 33

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Singapore

Average speed: 4.5 Mbps

Global ranking: 33

Per cent below 256 kbps: 0.2

Global ranking: N/A

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Image: Singapore is ranked 33rd.
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Taiwan

Average speed: 4.1 Mbps

Global ranking: 38

Per cent below 256 kbps: 0.2

Global ranking: N/A

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Image: Taiwan is ranked 38th.
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New Zealand

Average speed: 4.0 Mbps

Global ranking: 41

Per cent below 256 kbps: 3.3

Global ranking: 23

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Australia

Average speed: 3.6 Mbps

Global ranking: 45

Per cent below 256 kbps: 1.8

Global ranking: 29

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Thailand

Average speed: 3.4 Mbps

Global ranking: 47

Per cent below 256 kbps: 2.7

Global ranking: 27

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Malaysia

Average speed: 1.9 Mbps

Global ranking: 75

Per cent below 256 kbps: 1.7

Global ranking: N/A

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China

Average speed: 1.4 Mbps

Global ranking: 90

Per cent below 256 kbps: 3.3

Global ranking: 24

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The Philippines

Average speed: 1.1 Mbps

Global ranking: 101

Per cent below 256 kbps: 2.7

Global ranking: 26

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Image: A view of Manila.
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