Australia Drops To 42nd Spot In Global BB Rankings
Australia has been placed at number one in the global ranking of average peak mobile connection speeds, according to the just-released Akamai State of the Internet report for Q1 2015.
The average peak mobile connection speed Down Under in Q1 was said to be 149.3Mbps, with second-placing Japan attaining 126Mbps, while 13 other countries also noted average peak speeds above 50Mbps via mobile connectivity.
Akamai attributes Australia’s ranking in part to high-speed mobile technologies such as LTE-A (4G) which provide users with faster cellular data connections.
But Australia is losing to the rest of the world in terms of broadband connectivity, according to the report.
In Q1 Australia was ranked in 42nd position globally in terms of average broadband connection speed – recording a rate of just 7.6Mbps.
In the Asia-Pacific region, it ranked fifth, below South Korea (23.6Mbps), Hong Kong (16.7), Japan (15.2), Singapore (12.9), Taiwan (10.5) – and New Zealand on 8.4Mbps.
Average peak connection speeds were recorded at 40.8Mbps, and although this was a 10 percent increase from the same quarter in 2014, globally the country dropped two places, down to 47th position.