Average internet speed 741kbps in Pakistan: Report

Published: May 8, 2012
Report says average internet connection speed stood at 741kpbs during fourth quarter of 2011. PHOTO: AKAMAI

Report says average internet connection speed stood at 741kpbs during fourth quarter of 2011. PHOTO: AKAMAI

The average internet connection speed in Pakistan in the fourth quarter of 2011 (Sept-Dec) stood at 741kbps, slightly lower than 763kbps recorded in the third quarter, according to Akamai’s quarterly report State of the Internet.

According to the report, the highest average internet connection speed, which was 1000kbps, was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2009, while the lowest average speed, 378 kbps, was recorded in the first quarter of 2008.

The average peak connection speed in the fourth quarter of 2011 was recorded by Akamai at 5,286kbps, while the highest average peak connection speed was recorded at 12,770kbps in the second quarter of 2009.

The data was collected by Akamai through its Akamai Intelligent Platform which is made up of over 100,000 servers deployed in over 75 countries. The software constantly monitors internet conditions in the 75 countries.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Faesal
    May 8, 2012 - 4:30PM

    Thats very good.


  • Asif
    May 8, 2012 - 5:06PM

    741kbps is good?? It’s pathetic!!!


  • Tosser
    May 8, 2012 - 5:32PM

    For a national average it’s very good.

    American national average speeds weren’t much more than 1.5mb/s not so long ago.


  • Mo Sheikh
    May 8, 2012 - 5:45PM

    My last internet speed test on speedtest was as follows:

    Download: 20.06 Mbps
    Upload: 33.91 Mbps
    Ping: 25 ms

    Beat that anyone…


  • Concerned
    May 8, 2012 - 7:09PM

    India is also not doing that well either with 900 kbps, China slightly higher with 1.5 mbps and Korea is the global leader with 17.5 mbps average speed.


  • sidjeen
    May 8, 2012 - 10:13PM

    if PTCL is charging us for 1000kbps why are we being given an average of 741kbps isn’t that cheating.


  • Conan
    May 8, 2012 - 10:37PM

    Pakistan should try beating South Korea in internet speed and connectivity.


  • Asif
    May 8, 2012 - 10:39PM

    @Mo Sheikh:
    Mind telling what connection do you have?


  • U
    May 8, 2012 - 11:04PM

    Shaw Internet in Canada offers up to 250 mbps. I tried their 50 mb plan and saw 35-40 mps download speeds most of the times.741 kbps is a good start but still long ways to go.


  • Erfan
    May 9, 2012 - 1:53AM

    Absolutely fantastic. I pay $120 USD/Month and I get 10 KBPS and when I complain to the co. they tell me that it’s still fast for what you pay.


  • Prof. Historico Materialism
    May 9, 2012 - 2:08AM

    Shaw Internet is owned by PTCL’s international investment fund.


  • Humayun
    May 9, 2012 - 9:22AM

    its mind boggling how dumb some people are.Your download speed is ALWAYS 1/8 of the speed of your internet connection. That means if you have a connection of 1mbps, the download speed you should get is 125 kbps :)


  • Interconnect Partners
    May 10, 2012 - 2:08PM

    This news is important from the perspective of Broadband Commission ITU, Geneva. Since the Secretary General of ITU is already in Islamabad on the special invitation of the Government, and the Universal Service Fund, and operators.
    It is important to provide a level playing field to all the service providers, with special emphasis on tansparency to customer reach. oTHER companies than PTCL are doing better, efficiently, effectively and make use and access to Internet with out any costs.


  • khan of quetta
    May 11, 2012 - 10:16AM

    need more speed


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