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Study: Average Worldwide Download Speed Is 580KBps

A new game download speed study has found that the average worldwide download speed is approximately 580KBps, while the fastest average speed is over 2,000KBps.
A new game download speed study has found that the average worldwide download speed is approximately 580KBps, while the fastest average speed is over 2,000KBps. The study, carried out by downloadable content delivery provider Pando Networks which delivers games, software and video, surveyed over 27 million downloads across 20 million computers in 224 different countries. It found that South Korea has the fastest average download speeds in the world, with an average of 2,202KBps, following by Romania with 1,909KBps and Bulgaria with 1,611KBps. The U.S. saw an average of 616KBps, compared to 647KBps for Germany, 348KBps for Australia and 245KBps in China. Eight of the top ten fastest cities in the world are located in South Korea, with Andover, Massachusetts (2801KBps) and Bucharest, Romania (2,665KBps) joining them. Robert Levitan, CEO of Pando Networks, said of the study, "The disparities we found were striking. While, in general, developed economies outpaced the developing world in average download speeds, big names such as the US, UK, France, China and Canada were not even close to being the fastest." Pando had previously released figures for individual cities in particular countries, including the U.S. and the UK.

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