New Zealand internet speed is getting faster. Is yours?

The Akamai State of the Internet December 2015 broadband speeds report found that New Zealand's internet speeds continue to get faster.

In fact, the average broadband speed increased from 7.3 Mbps to 9.3 Mbps, which is a 20 percent increase for internet users in New Zealand. In comparison, in 2008 the average broadband speed was around 2.7 Mbps. This is insane! The speed has now tripled, however in our opinion it is still slow.

The broadband speed increase also improved New Zealand's global ranking placing it 41st for average internet connection speeds.

"Faster and more reliable connectivity is vital to all New Zealanders, and the Government's UFB and RBI rollouts are lifting speeds and access right across the country," Adams said.

This is evident in the Rural areas where it has been reported that the connections to the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative are growing by 7 percent per quarter, according to TrueNet.

"The strong progress of the rollout means more than 875,000 New Zealand households, businesses, schools and hospitals are now able to connect to UFB, while almost 280,000 rural New Zealanders are now able to connect to either fixed wireless broadband or improved copper broadband services."

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New Zealand's broadband according to Akamai State of the Internet report:

  • Average speeds rose from 7.3 Mbps in 2014 to 9.3 Mbps in December 2015
  • Peak connection speeds increased to 42.8 Mbps, a 25 per cent increase on the previous year
  • The number of New Zealanders with access to broadband speeds over 15 Mbps has almost tripled over the last year
  • New Zealand has improved by two places in the rankings since 2014 to now be 41st in the world for average fixed line connection speeds
  • Average mobile connection speeds in the last quarter of 2015 were 7.4Mbps
  • Peak mobile speeds reached 75.4 Mbps, and 88 per cent of connections were above 4 Mbps.

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