How fast is your internet? How much does it frustrate you? Although you likely have a few options for your broadband and mobile data plans, the answers to those questions are largely dictated by which country you’re in.
Data for the latest broadband and cellular speeds across Asia-Pacific reveal that Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan come out ahead in the home broadband race, but the picture is very different for those out of the house on their smartphones. It’s actually New Zealand, China, and Taiwan that surge ahead in mobile data speeds. The web speed data comes from Ookla’s Net Index, and then we’ve turned all those facts and stats into the infographic you see below.
While Asia beats the global average on broadband speeds, there’s still a huge difference between the haves and the have-nots. Singapore is blazing ahead on an average speed of 118.8 Mbps on broadband, but the Philippines is limping along at 3.6 Mbps. Even worse is that while Singapore’s fixed-line speeds have nearly doubled in the past year, the speed in the Philippines inched up a meager six percent in the past 12 months.
It’s a similar story of woe when it comes to Asia’s cellular speeds. While mobile data in New Zealand and China zooms along at an average of 27.7 and 27.6 Mbps respectively as 4G has caught on in a big way in both nations in the past year, people in Vietnam are staring at blank white pages on their smartphones as data trickles out at just 1.9 Mbps.