An internet service provider's representative, who wished to remain unnamed, said the faulty section was on the APG cable, located about 132 kilometers from the shore off the central city of Da Nang. Internet connections from Vietnam to other countries might be unstable or slow down in peak hours as a result of the faulty cable. The representative could not say what caused the fault and when it would be repaired. The APG, installed in January 2017, has broken down at least thrice since. The cable, which costs $450 million and has a capacity of more than 54 Tbps (terabytes per second), runs 10,400 kilometers (6,460 miles) under the Pacific linking Japan with Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Vietnam currently has six submarine cable systems, plus a 120 gigabit channel that runs overland through China. More than 50 million people in Vietnam, or over half the population, are online. With a download speed of 6.72 megabytes per … [Read more...] about Faulty undersea cable to drag Internet speed in Vietnam
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Megan Hernbroth, provided by Published 7:00 am CDT, Sunday, April 28, 2019 HighSpeedInternet.com With an average internet speed of 65.02 Mbps, Maryland has the best environment for multi-person streaming and gaming. This map by HighSpeedInternet.com shows the states with the fastest and slowest internet connections across the United States. More rural states, like Montana and Alaska, tend to have lower average speeds than states with higher population density like New Jersey and Rhode Island. New England was home to four of the five fastest states. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Founders hoping to build a runaway success like video game Fortnite might want to think twice about where they set up shop, according to a new report from HighSpeedInternet.com. Epic Games, makers of the massively popular Fortnite game, is Virginia's most valuable startup, and one of ten unicorn companies based in the United States according to research firm CB Insights. … [Read more...] about This map showing the fastest and slowest internet speeds in the US could predict the path of a Silicon Valley startup exodus
MANILA—Despite improvements, average mobile and fixed-line internet speeds in the Philippines still fall below the global average, according to a service that tracks access speeds internationally. Speedtest Global Index said that in terms of mobile internet speed, the Philippines ranks 103rd among 139 surveyed countries. The country's average mobile internet download speed of 15.06 Megabits per second was far below the global average of 26.12 Mbps. This was slower than the 15.2 Mbps registered in Zimbabwe, which years ago experienced an economic meltdown under former strongman Rober Mugabe. The Philippines' mobile internet was also slower than war-torn Syria's (19.48 Mbps). Norway has the fastest mobile internet with a speed (67.54 Mbps), followed by Canada, Qatar, the Netherlands, and South Korea. In terms of fixed line internet, the Philippines ranked 101st among 179 countries. The Philippines' average speed of 19.51 Mbps was much slower than the global … [Read more...] about PH internet speed still below global average: Speedtest
World Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Berlin is a tech hub, but 70 percent of the city's businesses have complained to the city's Chamber of Commerce and Industry about inadequate broadband. Rafael Dols/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Rafael Dols/Getty Images Berlin is a tech hub, but 70 percent of the city's businesses have complained to the city's Chamber of Commerce and Industry about inadequate broadband. Rafael Dols/Getty Images Berlin's flourishing tech scene attracts talent from across the globe. At a start-up incubator in the west of the city, an international team recently launched an app called SPRT, which connects sports enthusiasts. Amy Cooper, a 20-year-old SPRT employee who moved to Germany from Britain last June, complains that Berlin's Internet speed is so slow, it feels like the old dial-up days she's heard her parents reminisce about. "We're working in a co-working office where there's loads of … [Read more...] about Berlin Is A Tech Hub, So Why Are Germany’s Internet Speeds So Slow?
Dec 26, 10:13 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 07/23/18 AT 3:38 PM The problem with using smartphones to access the internet is that service carriers like Verizon and Sprint are not the only things that dictate internet speed. The phone itself can make a pretty large difference. New data from online metrics company Ookla found that even the most expensive version of Apple’s iPhone does not compare to certain Samsung phones in terms of connection speed, according to Bloomberg.Ookla operates Speedtest, a popular way for people to measure their connection speeds on computers and mobile devices. In about 30 seconds, the app tells users what their current download and upload speeds are. The former is how quickly the device can get information from a server, while the latter is how quickly the device sends data in the other direction, per Speedtest. The iPhone X is behind Samsung in … [Read more...] about Report Finds iPhone X Internet Speed Lags Behind Samsung, Google Phones