High average connection speed

According to Akamai’s Third Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report, the average download speed in the Netherlands is 8.5 Mbps (megabits per second). South Korea continues to have the highest average connection speed at 14.7 Mbps. Japan (10.7 Mbps) and Hong Kong (8.9 Mbps) complete the top three.

Digital Amsterdam

The fact that the average internet speed is so high is partly due to continued investment in digital infrastructure and the high density of broadband internet connections in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. According to the latest Akamai report, broadband adoption in the Netherlands is 21.61%. This percentage is much higher than many other European countries.

The Amsterdam Area also boasts the best possible digital foundation thanks to the presence of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), which is the largest data transport hub in the world.