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“Averages” do not always mean too much where it comes to the Internet or average Internet access speeds, in Asia or elsewhere. 

Though the global average access speed is 5.1 Mbps, according to Akamai, speeds in India average 2.5 Mbps.

In Singapore, the average speed is 137 Mbps.

In the Philippines, speeds average 2.8 Mbps; in Indonesia three Mbps; in Vietnam 3.4 Mbps.

Keep in mind that the platform used also makes a difference, as access speeds usually are higher on fixed networks than on mobile networks, and most consumers in Asia who use the Internet do so on a mobile device. In addition, most mobile networks in much of Asia are of the 2G or 3G variety, not yet 4G.

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