BEIJING, April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. ("ChinaCache" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CCIH), the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China, released its Fourth Quarter 2012 China Internet Report. The report ranks Shanghai first on the list with an average connection speed of nearly 4.04 Mb/s, making it the only province in China with an average connection speed of above 4 Mb/s. According to the report, in the fourth quarter of 2012, average Internet connection speeds in China increased to 2.59 Mb/s from 2.31 Mb/s in the third quarter.
Comparing China's three major carriers, China Telecom had the fastest average connection speeds, at 2.63 Mb/s, followed by China Mobile's 2.36 Mb/s and China Unicom's 2.3 Mb/s.
ChinaCache's China Internet Report provides a comprehensive picture of China's Internet landscape, including Internet users' geographic distribution, connection speed and bandwidth access statistics, carrier-specific data and more." We are pleased that China's average Internet speeds increased for a third consecutive quarter, and are proud to be part of the nationwide initiative to enhance China's Internet performance. This is our most comprehensive quarterly Internet report to date, and provides a new level of perspective on China's emerging Internet landscape," commented Dr. Ken Zhang, President of ChinaCache. " The fast growing mobile Internet, coupled with users' increasingly high demands for better online experience, have made China's Internet environment more complex than ever. Being a key player in the central government's "Broadband China" Strategy, ChinaCache can help diagnose Internet bottlenecks via its CC Index platform and provide appropriate solutions to carriers, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers. As an Internet expert at the forefront of the market, we will continue to help improve China's Internet performance with our leading technology and expertise." All information in the report is based on data collected by ChinaCache from ChinaCache Index ("CC Index"), China's first analytics platform that provides Internet users real-time data on traffic, bandwidth and usage habits, as well as other key statistics. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache is able to leverage its seamless network of around 300 nodes and over 13,000 servers to gather data on the Internet landscape and usage patterns across the country, covering the fixed-line, Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks of various carriers. The Company believes that the analytics provided by CC Index are valuable to government agencies, major carriers and other ISPs as well as end-users looking to increase online speed and improve the overall web experience. ChinaCache is committed to improving China's Internet performance with its Content-aware Network Services, as well as bringing value to its customers and a better Internet experience to end-users. ChinaCache not only provides services in China but also is expanding its services into other Asian markets, as well as Western Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.