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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Australian Internet Develops Slower than Before

Australian Internet Develops Slower than Before

Australian Internet Develops Slower than Before

Added: Friday, April 25th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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It turned out that in terms of Internet speed, Australia is developing slower than its neighbors – Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Although the country’s Internet does speed up, it does so not as fast as elsewhere. According to the recent research, average connection speeds in the country increased by 27% last year to reach 5.8 Mbps. However, Australia dropped 3 places in global speed rankings and came 44th, outrun by its neighbors Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.

Australia is followed by New Zealand with its average speeds of 5.3 Mbps, but South Korea is ahead of everyone with average speeds of 21.9 Mbps. 2013 was the first time when the top 10 ranked states had average connection speeds over the “high broadband” threshold of 10 Mbps. Within the top 10, Ireland saw an 8.4% increase to 10.4 Mbps, and the US – a 2% increase to 10 Mbps. The leaders also include Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Latvia.

Australia took the 32nd place in average peak connection speeds at 35.2 Mbps, which is an increase of 26% from the previous year. Hong Kong was first with its 68 Mbps. The metric was determined by taking the average of the highest connection speed for each unique IP address. As for the proportion of the local users with “high broadband” connectivity, it doubled last year and reached 9.7%.

More and more people have been recently seen opting for plans promising maximum speeds of more than 24 Mbps. The number of citizens signing on to such plans increased 27% last year to pass 2,000,000. Nevertheless, real speeds were in most cases far slower due to various factors like modem quality and the distance between a user and the nearest Internet exchange.

The report revealed that broadband sped up impressively across the board in the Asia Pacific region. In the meantime, the global average connection speed increased 5.5% and reached 3.8 Mbps. 24 Mbps connection allows to download around 180 megabytes of data per minute.

By the way, the same report showed that China remained the biggest source of computer attacks, as the country generated 43% of all attack traffic. The report was based on data collected by Akamai’s “Intelligent Platform”, which handles up to 1/3 of the world’s Internet traffic through over 100,000 servers.

April 25th,2014

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Date:  Friday, April 25th, 2014

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2014-04-26 07:39:32)
No avatarAustralia not as fast as Singapore.... well, there's a surprise! It wouldn't have anything with size I suppose. Of course Singapore is faster you can practically drop it into Sydney harbor!!

posted by (2014-04-26 14:07:02)
Ripping4Life avatarWell the problem here is our government is a bunch of greedy thieves, they make more money off the old internet (tax's) The new internet that we could of had up and running 10 years go is a much cheaper option to run and maintain, so that means less for the consumer to pay, less tax for our thieving lying government.. I have been using the internet since dial up 16k days.. Telstra and bigpond days are numbered make my words, another company comes into Australia and offers our shit government a bigger piece of the pie, well bye bye bigpond hello new company..
As a gamer we have the worst internet.

posted by (2014-04-26 16:41:42)
No avatarAnther one who hates telstra,bigpond as much as I do good on ya mate they deserve to be out.

posted by Kitty (2014-04-26 17:19:24)
Crash1 avatarAnother thing people fail to take into account is the submarine cable network (www .submarinecablemap. com), where Singapore is a MAJOR HUB, with 20+ cables meeting there, Sth Korea has 17, Hong Kong has 20, and Japan has about 35. In contrast, Australia has only SIX that CONNECT internationally (there's also 2 feeder cables to New Caledonia and PNG), but there's another 6 cables in the implementation stage, which would more than double our overseas bandwidth.

The MAIN issues we have here are POPULATION and DISTANCE. Approx 65% of our population lives in the state capitals, but once you leave the capital cities behind the distances between towns (and hence between exchanges) is HUGE compared with most other countries (And the Exchanges IN the capital cities need to be expanded (Some are at capacity, leaving no lines available for internet use) and new exchanges created to reduce distances and congestion, and to increase speeds. But that costs money, so it looks like we're stuck.

posted by Turtle (2014-04-28 02:56:13)
Paulysvision avatarAverage of 5.8 my ass.
Half the population can't even break over 2 with the rest of them either in a cbd area or on fibre which is significantly faster and boosts the average speed considerably.
Has nothing to do with the International lines, they aren't even close to full capacity and even if you gave every Australian fibre the International lines still wouldn't get congested.

posted by (2014-04-28 15:57:38)
ecco51 avatarWe needed Labor's fast Fibre to the home NBN, not Abbott and Coalition's slow and expensive fibre to some clunky cabinet/node and then using old copper wire to the home like England's's setup. No vision there.

posted by (2014-04-30 04:00:30)
bm777 avatarWhen these fecking politicians stop making this NBN a political thing, and when ISPs stop shaping and slowing our download speeds then maybe we'll get on par with the rest of the world. What beats me is that in some african countries they have 4mb U/D sync DSL, and we can't even have 1mb....Fecking useless...who's the third world country now??

posted by (2014-05-01 08:58:55)
No avatarI wish people would stop wailing for the NBN, with a country with the population density of ours it makes no sense to upgrade the copper to fibre to every home or even to every node. Invest in LTE+ and infrastructure that can easily be swapped out for new firmware/hardware as wireless emerges. I get better speed on my mobile now than I do on my home hardline and that's not by accident. Push for unlimited wireless plans and improve coverage. It would cost a fraction of the fibre roll out and would be more future proof as well. </rant> but what do i know.

posted by (2014-05-05 05:43:40)
crazycatladysarah avataralready knew that with how slow this shit mobile broadband is going.

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