Massan tops the list of world's fastest broadband cities

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 30 July 2010, 06:38 Hrs
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Bangalore: Massan in South Korea is the fastest broadband city in the world, reveals an analysis by network giant Akamai. According to Akamai data, Masan tops the list with an averaging maximum connection speed of 40.5Mbps (megabits per second).

After South Korea with a connection speed of 33Mbps, Hong Kong stands at the second spot with 30Mbps, followed by Japan with 16Mbps. Next in the list are Romania and Sweden with 25Mbps and 19Mbps speed respectively.

The other five countries in top ten are Latvia (19Mbps), Belgium (17Mbps), U.S. (16Mbps), Portugal (16Mbps) and Bulgaria (15Mbps).

Out of 201 countries in the list, UK is ranked 27th with an average speed of 3.8Mbps. On the other hand, twelve cities in the U.S. made the top 100, seven of them in California.

With more than half of the top 100 cities in Japan, Asia dominates the list of fastest wired cities. There are only 12 U.S. cities that have found place in the list.

All the top twenty cites belong to either Japan or South Korea. Umea, in Sweden, which is ranked 18th, is the only exception.

Other European cities in the top 100 included Baden-Baden in Germany, Wageningen in the Netherlands and Timisoara in Romania.

The report also observed attack traffic originating from 198 unique countries around the world. Russia remained the top attack traffic source, accounting for 12 percent of observed attack traffic in total.

The United States and China held the second and third place accounting 12 percent and 10 percent of observed attack traffic respectively.

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