According to Akamai Technologies, Korea recorded an average Internet connection speed of 25.3 Mbps in the third quarter of last year to rank first in the world for three quarters in a row. The global average is 4.5 Mbps.
When it comes to the highest average, Korea ranked third with 74.2 Mbps, to follow Hong Kong (84.6 Mbps) and Singapore (83 Mbps). Akamai defined the highest average as the average of the highest speeds of the respective IPs.
The global total broadband (at least 4 Mbps) adoption rate, in the meantime, increased one percentage point quarter on quarter to 60 percent. Korea recorded 96 percent here to rank first for the second consecutive quarter and be followed by Bulgaria by a margin of one percentage point.
From a quarter earlier, Korea grew 16 percent and 3 percent in terms of high-speed Internet (at least 10 Mbps) adoption and broadband adoption, respectively. It held the foremost place in the former, too.