Vietnam’s Internet speed ranked at 12th in Asia

Ngoc Huynh

Vietnam’s Internet speed was ranked 12 th in the Asian region, according to a report recently released by the US-based content delivery network service provider Akamai Technologies.

The report on State of the Internet showed that Vietnam ’s average Internet connection speed in the third quarter of 2015 was 3.4 Mbps.

The Republic of Korea (RoK) stood at the first place in the region, followed by Japan and Hong Kong ( China ).

The RoK also took the top spot in the global ranking of Internet connection speed. Meanwhile, Vietnam was ranked 97 th globally, after China but ahead of the three other Asian nations, namely Indonesia , the Philippines , and India .

According to Akamai Technologies, broadband adoption must get the connection speed of 4 Mbps or more.

By the third quarter of 2015, 31 percent of Vietnam ’s connections met the standard. Meanwhile, the rate in China was 33 percent, and 10 and 14 percent in the Philippines and India , respectively.

At “high broadband” speeds, or those that are more than 10 Mbps, the rate in Vietnam was only 0.6 percent, ranked 71 st globally.

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