Internet speeds in Singapore remain among top in Asia Pacific, but dip in global rankings

SINGAPORE - Internet speeds in Singapore remain among the top in Asia Pacific but the Republic fell off the top 10 chart in global rankings.

Coming in fourth in the region, Singapore recorded an average connection speed of 12.5 Mbps in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest study by United States-based Internet specialist Akamai Technologies.

Globally, Singapore ranked 17th this year, falling seven spots from the same period last year, with an average connection speed of 12.2Mbps then.

South Korea (20.5 Mbps) maintained its pole position globally, with Sweden (17.4 Mbps) coming in second, followed by Norway (16.4 Mbps) and Switzerland (16.2 Mbps), according to Akamai. The global average connection speed stands at 5.1 Mbps.

Singapore, however, topped Akamai's global charts for average peak connection speeds at 135.4 Mbps.

This is an average of the fastest Internet speed broadband users experience.

Hong Kong (101.1 Mbps) is the only other country that saw an average peak connection speeds above the 100 Mbps threshold.