Worldwide Distribution Of High Speed Internet Connection (> 5Mbps)

Akamai has released its latest report detailing the state of internet broadband across the world. Not surprisingly, south east asia, especially Japan and South Korea feature prominently in the list of countries with the fastest internet speeds. Akamai notes that of the top 100 cities in the world with fastest internet speeds, 59 are in […]

Akamai has released its latest report detailing the state of internet broadband across the world. Not surprisingly, south east asia, especially Japan and South Korea feature prominently in the list of countries with the fastest internet speeds. Akamai notes that of the top 100 cities in the world with fastest internet speeds, 59 are in Asia.

Here is how the fastest internet connections are distributed across the different countries. According to Akamai, over 20% of the internet connections worldwide can be termed high speed of over 5 Mbps.

South Korea : 65%
Japan : 60%
Romania : 48%
Hong Kong : 45%
Sweden : 42%
Latvia : 41%
Denmark : 41%
Netherlands : 40%
Canada : 34%
Belgium : 33%

Conspicuously absent in the top ten list are the countries from the developed world – USA and UK. United States though features at number 14 with close to 25% of internet connections in USA at a speed of over 5Mbps.