BEIJING, Nov. 27, 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, reported China's Internet performance in the third quarter of 2013. China's Internet connection speeds increased 20% in the third quarter of 2013 to 3.97 Mb/s, from 3.3 Mb/s in the second quarter. More significantly, over 74% of China's Internet population reported average speeds between 3Mb/s to 4Mb/s – allowing users to quickly download and stream large files, such as movies and videos.
With an average connection speed of 6.17Mb/s, Shanghai remained the province with the fastest access, and the only province with average connection speeds above 6Mb/s. In the third quarter, six provinces achieved average connection speeds above 4Mb/s: Beijing (4.92Mb/s), Jiangsu (4.25Mb/s), Fujian (4.21Mb/s), Shandong (4.20Mb/s), Zhejiang (4.16Mb/s) and Heilongjiang (4.07Mb/s), making this the first time that Shanghai was not the only province with an average connection speed above 4Mb/s.
Among China's three major carriers, China Telecom remained the fastest in the third quarter of 2013, at 4.06 Mb/s, followed by China Unicom's 3.87 Mb/s and China Mobile's 3.77 Mb/s. China Mobile greatly narrowed its speed gap against its peers and achieved the highest increase in average speeds, up 35% from the prior quarter. China Telecom and China Unicom also preformed strongly in the third quarter, with each delivering double digit increases.
Windows XP is still the dominant operating system used in China with an installation base of 70% of the country's Internet population. Windows 7 is in the second place with 28% of the Internet population installing it on their computer, and Windows 8, which is relatively new to the market, has 1.4% market share. As for non-Windows operating systems, only Mac OS X makes the ranking, accounting for 0.5% of users.
All information in this press release is based on data collected by ChinaCache from the ChinaCache Index ("CC Index"), China's first analytics platform that provides Internet users with 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 nationwide network of more than 300 nodes and 15,000 servers to gather data on the Internet landscape and usage patterns across the country, covering fixed-line, Wi-Fi, 2G and 3G networks of various carriers. The Company believes the analytics provided by the CC Index are valuable to government agencies, major carriers and other ISPs, as well as end-users looking to increase online speed and improve their 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. While primarily providing services in China, ChinaCache is expanding into other Asian markets, as well as Western Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.
Please contact ChinaCache's Investor Relations department to request a copy of the China Internet Performance data for the Third Quarter 2013.
About ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd.
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:CCIH) is the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache's network in China is interconnected with networks operated by all telecom carriers, major non-carriers and local Internet service providers. With more than a decade of experience in developing solutions tailored to China's complex Internet infrastructure, ChinaCache is a partner of choice for businesses, government agencies and other enterprises to enhance the reliability and scalability of online services and applications and improve end-user experience. For more information on ChinaCache, please visit en.chinacache.com.
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