Story image

Wellington claims top speeds

18 Jan 2010

Internet users in Wellington enjoy the fastest speeds in Oceania, according to a survey by Akamai.

The Q3 2009 report, just released on Akamai’s website, is based on information gathered from the company's global server network. In it, Wellington claimed the top spot as the city with the fastest internet connection in New Zealand and Australia. Here’s the top ten ranked cities for Kbps:

Wellington 3488

Riverwood (Aus) 3204

Hamilton 3163

Canberra 2990

Christchurch 2886

Sydney 2660

Tasman 2653

Auckland 2637

Adelaide 2234

Brisbane 2132

According to the Akamai report the fastest city globally is Sandy, Utah (33464 Kbps) and the slowest city is Mpumalanga in South Africa (1035 Kbps).

In addition to measuring city speeds in granular detail, the Akamai report also ranked cities according to the adoption rates of high speed connectivity – that is the percentage of users with connections above 5Mbps. Wellington has the second highest adoption rate with 13% of users on high-speed connections - while another capital city, Canberra, claimed the top spot for Oceania with 19% of users with connections above 5Mbps.

Protecting data centres from fire – your options
Chubb's Pierre Thorne discusses the countless potential implications of a data centre outage, and how to avoid them.
Opinion: How SD-WAN changes the game for 5G networks
5G/SD-WAN mobile edge computing and network slicing will enable and drive innovative NFV services, according to Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks
TYAN unveils new inference-optimised GPU platforms with NVIDIA T4 accelerators
“TYAN servers with NVIDIA T4 GPUs are designed to excel at all accelerated workloads, including machine learning, deep learning, and virtual desktops.”
AMD delivers data center grunt for Google's new game streaming platform
'By combining our gaming DNA and data center technology leadership with a long-standing commitment to open platforms, AMD provides unique technologies and expertise to enable world-class cloud gaming experiences."
Inspur announces AI edge computing server with NVIDIA GPUs
“The dynamic nature and rapid expansion of AI workloads require an adaptive and optimised set of hardware, software and services for developers to utilise as they build their own solutions."
Norwegian aluminium manufacturer hit hard by LockerGoga ransomware attack
“IT systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible.”
HPE launches 'right mix' hybrid cloud assessment tool
HPE has launched an ‘industry-first assessment software’ to help businesses work out the right mix of hybrid cloud for their needs.
ADLINK and Charles announce multi-access pole-mounted edge AI solution
The new solution is a compact low profile pole or wall mountable unit based on an integration of ADLINK’s latest AI Edge Server MECS-7210 and Charles’ SC102 Micro Edge Enclosure.