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    S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links
    TOKYO East Asian countries led by South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan are the best wired in the world with the highest number of fast broadband connections to the Internet, a recent report has found.

    South Korea boasts the world's highest average connection speed at 14.6 Megabytes per second (Mbps) and also has six of Asia's 10 cities with the fastest link-ups, all with average speeds above 15 Mbps.

    Japan had the second highest average connection speed of 7.9 Mbps, followed by the Chinese territory of Hong Kong with 7.6 Mbps, said the report by US-based network provider Akamai Technologies.
    I wonder where does Singapore stand.

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    Default Re: [News] S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links

    when the new fibre optic network get rolled out in a few years time, we should be close to number 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    when the new fibre optic network get rolled out in a few years time, we should be close to number 1?
    Its only fast within Singapore then, whats the use? Most of the sites are overseas, bottlenecks are the connections to overseas through the undersea cables.........

    For the Singapore case I find it more a hype than really helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    Its only fast within Singapore then, whats the use? Most of the sites are overseas, bottlenecks are the connections to overseas through the undersea cables.........

    For the Singapore case I find it more a hype than really helpful

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    well, it's better than both sides also bottleneck

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    Default Re: [News] S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links

    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    Its only fast within Singapore then, whats the use? Most of the sites are overseas, bottlenecks are the connections to overseas through the undersea cables.........

    For the Singapore case I find it more a hype than really helpful

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    For Jap and Korea, they have lots of local content, right? So fast Internet links are useful to them.
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    Default Re: [News] S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links

    max online sucks!!! regretted switching over...
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    Default Re: [News] S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links

    You guys in SG think you have it tough? In the croc infested desert that is Australia we are still scratching words on stone and hurling it to each other as that's faster than what passes for the net down here.
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    Default Re: [News] S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links

    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    when the new fibre optic network get rolled out in a few years time, we should be close to number 1?
    I believe South Korea was already leading in fibre optic connectivity for the past few years. They had almost a 10-year headstart in the switchover.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE49M4Q320081023
    Last edited by Prismatic; 4th February 2010 at 12:50 AM.

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    Default Re: [News] S. Korea, Japan have world's fastest web links

    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    when the new fibre optic network get rolled out in a few years time, we should be close to number 1?
    should be starting limited roll-out later this year...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    You guys in SG think you have it tough? In the croc infested desert that is Australia we are still scratching words on stone and hurling it to each other as that's faster than what passes for the net down here.
    invest in some pigeons...

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