South Korea is still number one –
has fastest Internet speed worldwide:
Want to be able to download a DVD worth of data in about 38 minutes? It
may not seem very impressive, but that’s with the average Internet
speed in South Korea, according to the latest “State of the Internet”
report by Akamai.
Covering Q3 2011, the report again puts South Korea at the top of the
list of countries with the fastest Internet connections. The country
scored an average connection speed of 16.7 Mbps in Q3 2011.
Here’s what it looks like for the top 10 countries, with data going
back to Q3 2007. Even though the USA on position 13 falls outside the
top 10, we decided to include it for comparison.
A communications satellite (or
COMSAT) is an artificial satellite sent to space for the purpose of
telecommunications. Modern communications satellites use a variety of
orbits including geostationary orbits, Molniya orbits, elliptical
orbits and low (polar and non-polar Earth orbits). For fixed
(point-to-point) services, communications satellites provide a
microwave radio relay technology complementary to that of communication
cables. They are also used for mobile applications such as
communications to ships, vehicles, planes and hand-held terminals, and
for TV and radio broadcasting.
|THE FUTURE IS HERE - EMBRACE
From the industrial revolution to
the railway age, through the era of electrification, the advent of mass
production, and finally to the information age, the same pattern keeps
repeating itself. An exciting, vibrant phase of innovation and
financial speculation is followed by a crash, after which begins a
longer, more stately period during which the technology is actually