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The average broadband speed received by UK consumers has increased to 5.0Mb, according to a new study.

Akamai's latest State of the Internet report claims UK download speeds increased by 0.4 Mb from 4.6Mb during the second quarter of 2011.

This compares to a 0.5Mb leap in the global average, from 2.1Mb to 2.6Mb between April and June.

The UK is now reported to have the 25th fastest average download speeds in the world, in a chart dominated by South-East Asia and continental Europe.

South Korea continues to lead the field with an average broadband speed of 13.8 per cent, pursued by Hong Kong with 10.3Mb and Japan with 8.9Mb.

The Netherlands (8.5Mb) and Latvia (8.2Mb) complete the top five in the Akamai chart, with the Czech Republic (7.4Mb), Switzerland (7.3Mb), Romania (6.8Mb), Belgium (6.4Mb) and Denmark (6.4Mb) completing the top ten.

The ongoing rollout of fibre networks from Virgin Media and BT is sure to boost the UK's average download speed, as and when consumers migrate to ultra-fast broadband services.

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