UK fails to rank in the internet speed chart

UK doesn't appear in the list of fastest broadband cities

UK doesn't feature in the top 100 list of cities with the fastest connection speeds.

A report released by cloud-based services provider Akamai shows that UK's cities didn't get a spot in the list of top 100 global cities with the fastest average broadband connection. UK didn't grace the top 10 fastest countries in the world either.

While Ofcom recently said the average speed in the UK is currently 5.1Mbps, the Akamai report shows the average UK speed to be 3.7Mbps.

The Akamai 2010 State of the Internet Report, Q1 also shows the average maximum connection speed in the UK to be 12Mbps.

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The fastest broadband location in the world is the city of Masan in South Korea. Europe's first mention comes at the 18th spot with Umea, Sweden.

The Akamai 1st quarter report also highlights details such as origins of attack traffic, mobile connectivity speeds, number of unique IP addresses over the world, along with lists of the fastest global cities worldwide.

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Via: BBC News