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Singapore's average Internet speed up in Q3; peak speed tops global chart: report

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Singapore's average Internet connection speed made steady gains in the third quarter of this year when compared to other countries, while its peak connection speed was again the undisputed champion.

SINGAPORE'S average Internet connection speed made steady gains in the third quarter of this year when compared to other countries, while its peak connection speed was again the undisputed champion.

The city state now boasts an average connection speed of 18.2 Mbps, putting it in sixth place globally, according to the Akamai State of the Internet report for Q3. It was in 13th place in Q2.

Singapore's Q3 result is a 5.3 per cent increase from Q2, or a 45 per cent improvement year-on-year.

Global average connection speed increased 2.3 per cent to 6.3 Mbps in the third quarter, a 21 per cent increase year-on-year.

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South Korea led the chart in Q3 at 26.3 Mbps. Hong Kong was second at 20.1 Mbps.

When it comes to peak connection speed, or the maximum speed that Internet connection can go at, Singapore topped the charts for the fifth straight quarter with 162 Mbps. This is a 3 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase, and a 20 per cent jump from the same period last year.

Global average peak connection speed increased 3.4 per cent to 37.2 Mbps in the third quarter, up 16 per cent year-on-year. Hong Kong came in second at 116.2 Mbps, and South Korea third at 114.2 Mbps.

Indonesia was fourth at 99.3 Mbps. It saw a staggering 220 per cent year-on-year increase in peak connection speed.

The report analysed over 806 million unique IPv4 addresses connected to Akamai Intelligent Platform.

Akamai is a Massachusetts-based content delivery network services provider.

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