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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Australia as badly off as Kazakhstan

At least when it comes to comparing the speed of internet connections, Australia is in a comparable situation to Kazakhstan - which doesn't sound like a promising future for the nation.

The quoted study says that "Scientists from the University of New England at Armidale in northern NSW, have concluded that Australia is "basically out of phase with global traffic", based on initial statistics from about 40 monitoring sites around the world, in countries such as the US, Britain, Switzerland and South America."

In Sydney, the average broadband bandwidth is 1.5MB to 2.5MB, whereas in the US what they call broadband is from 2.5MB to 8MB - which still is a dream for many countries. Considering however, that countries like Korea want to blast ahead by increasing their Internet speed by 50 times in just a couple of years, you realise, how much work is involved in catching up in the first place. But then, compare the broadband usage between the countries and you find that something is missing in the first place.

(By Asia Business Consulting)