Speedtest Names HKBN the Fastest Broadband Provider in Hong Kong
HONG KONG, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (“HKBN”) announced today that it has been rated the fastest broadband provider in Hong Kong according to Speedtest by Ookla, a global leader in Internet performance testing and metrics.
According to Speedtest’s Market Report on Hong Kong published this month, Hong Kong ranks third in the world for broadband Internet download speed between Q4 2016 and Q1 2017, achieving an average speed of 142.65 Mbps. In comparing the performance of the four major broadband service providers in Hong Kong, Speedtest asserts that HKBN’s speeds are “unmatched in the market”. HKBN boasts an average upload speed of 544.18 Mbps and an average download speed of 544.07 Mbps, vastly faster than other ISPs in Hong Kong. When analysing Hong Kong’s overall performance, the average speed is used to represent the experience of a typical consmer in Hong Kong. To compare the performance of Internet service providers, Speedtest uses the top 10% of each ISP’s Speedtest results, aiming to provide an accurate view of the top-end performance of each ISP.
Speedtest is a globally popular way of measuring Internet performance. Insights from Speedtest Report are based on the actual Internet speeds experienced by hundreds of millions of consumers around the world. HKBN CTO & Co-Owner Gary McLaren said, “We are proud to know that our outstanding network performance has been duly recognised by independent global leader Speedtest. Our top-notch fibre network, advanced facilities and round-the-clock network operation management ensures that our customers enjoy the best Internet experience in this data hungry era. Currently, with about one-third of all households in Hong Kong connected to HKBN broadband, we look forward to bringing more top-value services to more people across Hong Kong.”
About Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited is a subsidiary of HKBN Group (“HKBN” or “The Group”). HKBN Group is Hong Kong’s largest provider of residential high speed fibre broadband (symmetrical 100Mbps to 1,000Mbps) services by number of subscriptions, and a fast growing enterprise solutions provider. The Group offers a full range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, encompassing broadband and Wi-Fi network services, cloud solutions, data connectivity, data facilities, system integration, mobile services, entertainment and voice communications.
HKBN owns an extensive fibre network in Hong Kong, which covers over 2.2 million residential homes passed, representing approximately 81% of Hong Kong’s total residential units, and more than 2,300 commercial buildings. HKBN embraces “Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live” as its core purpose, and takes great pride in developing its Talents into a competitive advantage. The Group is managed by about 340 Co-Owners who have invested their own savings to buy HKBN shares, representing the majority of supervisory and management level Talents in the Group.
HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd. (SEHK Stock Code: 1310).
SOURCE Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
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