Internet, Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:24:34
Despite the recession, the quality of broadband services to improve the world, shows publicized study Cisco. With regard to the degree of penetration among households, however, Bulgaria is second last in Europe. 62 out of 66 countries surveyed have improved the quality of broadband services in the past year. At the same time, new data show deepening divisions as digital services between urban and rural areas. The global average download speed of traffic has increased by 49% to 4. 75 megabytes per second (Mbit / s), in accordance with the Broadband Quality Study 2009. The average rate of global downstream traffic actually increased by 69% to 1. 3 Mbit / s. The global average latency (delay) is reduced by 21% to 170 milliseconds. South Korea is the leading country in 2009, which relates to the use of high-speed Internet. Adding to the highest broadband penetration in the country, South Korea ahead of Japan in terms of ranking for broadband leadership in 2009 did the Swedish high-quality Internet in Europe.
The countries are catching up fast with Japan and South Korea, as its results have improved by 38% compared with 2008, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria are placed immediately after Sweden in terms of quality of Internet services in the latest expansion of the optical cable networks, and cities. The low level of penetration in these countries still remain in terms of leadership performance of the Internet. 9 countries, including Bulgaria, a broadband connection with sufficient quality for Web applications next generation. They include TV Internet and high definition video communications, which will be officially presented in the next 3 to 5 years. In 2008 only in Japan with these requirements. The country shows the most significant improvement in the quality of the Internet in the last year, South Korea (72%), Bulgaria (56%), Lithuania (55%), Sweden (38%) and Romania (34%). Sofia, even in the top 10 cities with the best results among all the countries surveyed. Researchers have compared the difference in the quality indicators in cities where there are high points, and the rest of the country. Although in most countries, there is the so-called "digital divide" (of the city have high-speed Internet access and small - no), 13 countries are characterized by significant differences in the quality of services in cities and towns. Lithuania, Latvia and Russia the most "digital divide", while in rural areas of Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, Iceland, and enjoy high-quality Internet services, small and large cities.