Internet speed comparisons in Asia and Pacific

For anyone that works or communicates with others in Asia and the Pacific, below are some average Internet connection comparison charts for reference, sourced by Akamai.  Always helpful to have a better understanding of the environment of people you’re connecting with.

The below charts and lists are ranked by their speed of the last data point in Q3, 2012.

Western Asia

From the relatively smaller numbers of Internet users, Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan have gone from bottom of the barrel to top of the hill.  Similarly would expect the same in Nepal as shown with the spike in 2008 time frame.Akamai Internet connection stats for Western Asia.

  • Kazakhstan
  • Sri Lanka
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan

Northern Asia

No surprises or big changes, with South Korea being the fastest or ~30% more than Japan and Hong Kong, also relatively concentrated areas.Akamai Internet connection stats for Northern Asia.

  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Macao
  • China

Southern Asia

Similar to other areas, being smaller means being faster, with Singapore in the lead followed by Thailand and Malaysia.Akamai Internet connection stats for Southern Asia.

  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia


You would think with New Zealand being much smaller that they would also have higher average connection speeds but that’s not the case.  You could rationalize that while Australia is much larger, Akamai Internet Stats for Australia and New’s still generally concentrated in a few areas, notably the western half and the coastlines, at least versus a similar sized area such as China.

  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Area Leaders

Here’s a comparison of the areas Akamai Internet connection stats for Asia.with the leader of each.

  • Northern Asia, South Korea
  • Southern Asia, Singapore
  • Pacific, Australia
  • Western Asia, Kazakhstan


Having your own networks with others in Asia

If you’re looking for a network solution to share content with others in Asia, you can consider using an Odysen solution.  Use in your preferred language including Chinese (both simplified and traditional for Mandarin and Cantonese speakers), Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai and Vietnamese.  Other options include English, Portuguese, French and more.  Go here to learn more, including information for each location.

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