Study: Peak internet speeds in Romania slightly down but among highest in the world

Romania’s average peak connection speed is the sixth highest in the world, according to study.

Cloud services provider Akamai Technologies this week released its Third Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report.

Based on data gathered from its Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and broadband adoption and availability, among others.

In terms of average peak connection speed in the third quarter last year, Romania is listed sixth with 45.4 mbps, well above the global average of 17.9 mbps.

Romania’s average peak connection speed has fallen 4.4 percent compared to the second quarter last year. It is up, however, year-over-year by 22 percent.

In the average peak connection category, Hong Kong leads with 65.4 mbps, followed by South Korea with 63.6 mbps, Japan with 52 mbps, Singapore with 50.1 mbps and Israel with 47.7 mbps.

Behind Romania, falls Latvia (43.1 mbps), Taiwan (42.7 mbps), the Netherlands (39.6 mbps) and Belgium (38.5 mbps).

However in the “average connection speed” rankings, Romania – with an average speed of 7.8 mbps (up 23 percent year-on-year) – is not in the top 10, which is led by South Korea (22.1 mbps), Japan (13.3 mbps) and Hong Kong (12.5).

Romania is, however, 21st for average connection speed in the Europe and African regions.

The country’s average connectivity with broadband above 10mbps is 20 percent, while its connectivity with broadband above 4 mbps is 78 percent.

In terms of connections speeds, the global average connection speed continued its upward trend in the third quarter of 2013, climbing 10 percent over the previous quarter to 3.6 Mbps.

Average connection speeds saw a 29 percent year-over-year increase, with all of the top 10 countries/regions climbing 27 percent or more.

Regarding “attack traffic” – connection attempts monitored by the company – Romania ranked 8th with 1.7 percent.

The most attack traffic came from China (35 percent) followed by Indonesia (20 percent) and the US (11 percent).

Shaun Turton [email protected]

Romania Insider
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