5 posts • joined 17 Jul 2012
Simply say: You cannot use any Google service without a VPN in China.
So the market share of Google in China is amazing rather than crap.
The same upgrades is happening in Shanghai as well, and that is what I am saying, they could do this years ago, but they waited till now. Also there is no way to predict when will the next 'free upgrade' come, they do things at their will.
To be honest, not even UK or any other country can provide the same speed for international connection as local connection, it's just simply not affordable in theory. And if you have a 8Mbps ADSL connection, you should have 1 Mbps upload speed. Again, it's measured for local connection only.
Well, it may be a concern, as I know censorship is the reason China delay its IPv6 upgrades process. But I don't think this will be the main reason, because the speed of Internet is mostly measured between ISP router and end users, so they can keep a slow international port with fast speed inside.
As a Chinese who worked with all 3 biggest ISP of China for more than 3 years. I have to say this article will mislead its readers. The low Internet connection is true, but the reason is definitely not lacks of infrastructure. They can provided much higher speed with almost no increase of cost, the reason it did not happen is because the lacks of competition: If you can sell 2Mb/s for the same prize as 30Mb/s, why give them 30 Mb/s?