Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report notes New Zealand’s average broadband connection speed was  5.1 Mbps in the third quarter of 2013.

While that’s an improvement of 31 percent on a year earlier it still means New Zealand ranks at 46 in the global league table a long way behind South Korea where broadband speeds average 22.1 Mbps. Australia comes in at 43 with average speeds of 5.5 Mbps.

The global average broadband speed is 3.6 Mbps.

Akamai’s survey takes data gathered from users connected to Akamai’s global server network and compares countries against each other to produce league tables.

Peak connection speeds in New Zealand are now 20.5 Mbps. This puts us at number 57 in the global table.  Australia is in the 30th spot with 30.1 Mbps.

New Zealand is 43rd globally for broadband penetration.

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