The World’s Average Download Speed is 580KBps

That figure comes courtesy of a Global Download Report published by the global game-delivery company Pando Networks. The study, which was conducted from January 1 through June 30th, 2011, tracked the download speeds of 21 million gamers around the world. Most of the gamers Pando works with are in the MMO/Free-To-Play realm, playing games like League of Legends and Lord of the Rings Online.

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ironwolf2557d ago

This is why any next gen console will still require an internal drive of some sort. There just isn't sufficient bandwidth yet to put everything in the "cloud".

Convas2557d ago

Exactly. We're still at least another full generation away from honest-to-goodness digital distribution of games. The world simply isn't fast enough.

Heck, I'm lucky if my DL speed gets over 350KBps.

blumatt2557d ago

Agreed. I do, however, think they'll offer day-and-date release of all games on these next consoles. You'll be able to go to the store and buy the physical copy or buy it digitally via PSN or XBL.

Iroquois_Pliskin2557d ago (Edited 2557d ago )

still I would like every released game to be available digitally on psn/xbl

MariaHelFutura2557d ago

97% of the worlds currency is held by 2.5% of the population.

ATi_Elite2557d ago

S. Korea's Government is why their speed is so fast. The Government paid to have a AAA Internet Infrastructure like how the USA had a AAA telephone service back in the day.

Meanwhile The U.S.A. uses more broadband than anybody with our Military using more broadband than most countries....combined which is why our speeds are not so high cause of the sheer amount of traffic that we have.

I'm happy with our speeds and reliability!

Series_IIa2557d ago

I'm supposed to be on a 50mb/s connection but I only reach around 38mb/s, which is still plenty, but since I pay out my nose for it I expect the desired speed It says it offers.

Horny2557d ago (Edited 2557d ago )

Damn man I only get 15mb and that's considered fast around here. I'm from florida. Most people are in the 1-10 range here.

MakiManPR2557d ago

I'm from Puerto Rico and I only have 4MB(The fastest)

kneon2557d ago

I've only got a 24mb/s connection but normally see 35-50mb/s, so I think I know where your missing bandwidth has gone :)

But that's really overkill for gaming, the important part is that according to speedtest my ping is normally below 15ms.

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