Thursday, December 06, 2007

Broadband speeds around the world

This is an interesting article on the broadband speed available on selected countries. It also depicts the actual speed as compared to the advertised speed.

The complete article is available here - Broadband Speeds Around the World

United Kingdom:
Currently advertised speed is 10Mbps but the actual speed is 3Mbps. ADSL2+ will provide 24Mbps by next year. 50Mbps cable services and 100Mbps fiber to the home are in trial.

Advertised speed are averagely at 44Mbps but the actual speed is 4.6Mbps. ADSL2+ is available with 28Mbps currently. Fiber-based services are also available at 50Mbps.

Average of the advertised speed is 9Mbps but the actual speed is 4.8Mbps. VDSL (fiber) network provides up to 25Mbps.

Advertised speed is 21Mbps. Actual speed is 7.4Mbps. VDSL network can go up to 100Mbps.

South Africa:
1Mbps. Biggest broadband country in Africa. Wimax penetration is low.

Advertised speed is 2Mps. 70% broadband penetration.

United States:
Advertised speed is average of 8Mbps but the actual speed covers slightly more than half - 4.8Mbps. US has the largest cable network connection in the world which provides between 5Mbps and 20Mbps. Fiber connection with speed up to 20Mbps is also available.

Advertised sepeed is 2Mbps via DSL.

Japan has an average speed of 93Mbps although the showed only 10.6Mbps. The biggest market is the fiber to home network.

South Korea:
43Mbps. 90% of the homes have broadband connection of 50Mbps to 100Mbps. Koreans are also paying the lowest rate in the world.

New Zealand:
Average advertised speed is 13.5Mbps but the actual is 2.4Mbps. Limited cable network as most of the market is dominated by the Telecom New Zealand's DSL.

Average speed of 4Mbps but fall to 1.6Mbps.

1Mbps. Largest broadband market in the world. The country has 14 million fiber lines as compared to Japan's 9.6 million and 1.7 in US.

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