Monday, November 15, 2010

Peru ranks 6th in high-speed Internet connection in South America

Lima, Nov. 14 (ANDINA). Peru ranks 6th in high-speed Internet connection in South America, with 1.17 megabytes per second (Mbit/s), according to Royal Pingdom web site, which includes a broadband speed ranking in different countries.

This list of countries ranges from South Korea with 16.63 Mbit/s, Hong Kong with 8.57 Mbit/s, Japan with 8.03 Mbit/s, Romania 6.80 Mbit/s and Holland 6.50 Mbit/s.

In Latin America, Chile’s Internet connection reaches a speed of 2.19 Mbit/s, Colombia 1.65 Mbit/s, Argentina 1.55 Mbit/s, Mexico 1.49 Mbit/s and Brazil 1.36 Mbit/s.

Peru’s broadband connection speed to is higher than those of other emerging economies such as China and India, reaching 0.86 Mbit/s and 0.82 Mbit/s respectively, and Venezuela, 0.72 Mbit/s of speed.

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) pointed out that up to now, Peru has more than one million Internet users, an important advance in this sector.

“One of the goals for 2016 is to reach four million broadband connection in Peru, with 512 kilobits per second (Kbit/s),” said Peru’s Minister of Transport and Communication, Enrique Cornejo.

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