10 Fastest Connection Countries in The World
Fastest internet access service that already available in Indonesia was broadband via cable, which is claimed capable provide maximum speed of 42 Mbps. Still, this service not evenly distributed available for all communities.
While the highest mobile internet access services that can be enjoyed by the public is HSPA+ which produces maximum downlink speed of 21 Mbps and maximum uplink speed of 5.8 Mbps. Those also not yet all of operators, and again the coverage still limited. The operator indeed already testing 4G LTE. But don’t know when are available to the public.
Hmm …, should we move to another place which its internet access faster?
Summarized by Bloomberg.com, here are 10 countries or regions with the fastest internet access in the world based on The State of Internet Report released Akamai Technologies in late 2012. The rankings are based on the average peak speed during July to September 2012.
1. Hong Kong
The average peak speed of 54.1 megabits per second placed Hong Kong in the first rank on the list. The speed approximately equal when we download “Battleship” HD movies within only about 4 minutes.
Strong support from government is an important factor. The small sensor to the content makes the people which its high population freely using the internet to do anything. Unfortunately, including for negative things like pirated material.
2. South Korea
As a lover of online games, South Korean people suck up a lot of bandwidth. With an average peak speed of 48.8 megabits per second, it doesn’t matter. The price also relatively cheap; Seoul people can get 100 megabit-per-second only with US$ 31.90 each month.
Hence South Korea often become host of gaming competitions such as World Cyber Games. And had special television channel for “electronic sports”.
The Japanese government has long prioritized the development of internet as a national purpose. High-speed optical fiber spread to all of the country. No wonder its connections reach an average of 42.2 megabits per second.
This name may not thinkable if we tried to remember the technologically advanced countries. In fact the average peak speed had reached 37.5 megabits per second, placing it ranked 4th on the list.
According to Akamai report, the average peak speed Romania dropped from the previous quarter, which is 3.2 percent, compared to global average which dropped 1.4 percent. Even so, the average peak speed of 37.4 megabits per second still high.
Peak speed in Belgium recorded an average of 32.7 megabits per second. With that much speed, we can download Austin Powers in Gold member movie which starring Mike Myers – Belgium comedian in just six minutes.
As the country that became one of the financial center ndustry, Switzerland has an average of 32.4 megabits per second for its activity. Compared to United States, other financial center industry, which only has an average peak speed of 29.6 megabits per second.
Low taxes and low wages attracted many investors and global companies to Bulgaria. Another selling points? Turns out was internet! Its broadband speed had reached an average of 32.1 megabits per second, increased 15 percent from the previous quarter.
Web startup culture and internet quickly work together to bring Israel included in the list. The average peak speed had reached 30.9 megabits per second. As a result, Tel Aviv was the best place for startups after Silicon Valley according to the study conducted by Startup Genome.
With an average peak speed 30.7 megabits per second, this country managed to rank in the top 10. Those speed nearly twice the global average which is 15.9 megabits per second. Fast broadband is the backbone of Singapore’s plan to be “tech hub”. No wonder Eduardo Saverin, one of Facebook’s co-founder, move to Singapore.
Tokyo Enjoy The World’s Fastest Internet Access
Last April 2013, So-Net (Internet Service Provider owned by Sony) launched “Nuro” for Tokyo people. 2 Gbps Internet connection can be enjoyed by So-net subscribers only by paying US$ 50 each month, or less than 500 thousand when converted into IDR.
Using fiber optic network, those services utilizing GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network) Japan. Those 2 Gbps speed claimed to be the fastest in the world. For comparison, Google Fiber in Kansas City only delivering speeds of 1 Gbps at a price of US$ 70 each month. Yet those cheap price with installation cost of US$ 540 and two-year contract. Yeah comparable to the speed obtained.