PC gaming platform Steam has transformed the digital marketplace, allowing gamers to download titles directly from the internet. However, the move away from boxed copies of entertainment titles depends on the continued development of a fast, responsive infrastructure.
Highlighting the differences in network performance around the world, the Steam Global Traffic Map now includes average download rates on a per-country basis. Interestingly, this data is grouped by service providers, making it easy to see how performance varies between providers in the same geographic location.
Currently, South Korea appears to offer the fastest network performance, with an average download rate of 49.8 Mbps.