Despite having one of the largest number of Internet users in the world, India’s ambitious digital ambitions continue to be hindered by slow Internet connection speeds. India had both the slowest average connection speed and peak connection speed in Asia-Pacific, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report for the fourth quarter of 2015.
In comparison to India’s paltry average connection speed of 2.8 Mbps, South Korea had the highest in Asia-Pacific and the world at 26.7 Mbps. India also had the lowest average peak connection speed at 21.2 Mbps, while Singapore retained the top spot at 135 Mbps.
Overall, India occupied the 115th position for average connection speed and the 114th position for average connection speed globally. The average page load time for a broadband connection in the country was 3.9 seconds.
India’s slow Internet is a big problem. A few months ago, the country overtook the US in the world’s second-largest Internet user base, with an estimated 402 million users. Over 76% Indians access the Internet on their mobiles, but are plagued by patchy and slow connections.