Broadband Speeds And Adoption On The Rise, Globally: Akamai

The global leader of Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai Technologies, released its First Quarter 2016, State of the Internet report, in which contains key statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, the notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion, and IPv6 implementation. The data for this report, was collected via the Akamai Intelligent platform.

David Belson, the editor of the State of the Internet Report, said “Live sports will be at the forefront this summer as we prepare for the games in Brazil with expectations that this year’s events will be watched by more online viewers than ever,” other than further adding, “Global connection speeds have more than doubled since the summer of 2012, which can help support higher quality video streaming for bigger audiences across even more connected devices and platforms.”

Some of the major highlights and conclusions of the report are as follows:

Global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Connectivity

• Global average connection speed increased 12 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 6.3 Mbps, a 23 per cent increase year over year
• Global average peak connection speed increased 6.8 per cent to 34.7 Mbps in the first quarter, rising 14 per cent year over year
• Global 10 Mbps, 15 Mbps, and 25 Mbps broadband adoption also grew significantly in the first quarter of 2016, posting year over year gains of 10 per cent, 14 per cent and 19 per cent at each threshold, respectively.

IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation

• The number of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform declined 0.2 per cent to 808 million.
• Belgium remained the clear global leader in IPv6 adoption with 36 per cent of its connections to Akamai occurring over IPv6, down 3.1 per cent from the previous quarter.

Mobile Connectivity

• Average mobile connection speeds ranged from a high of 27.9 Mbps in the United Kingdom to a low of 2.2 Mbps in Algeria.

If one needs to keep a track on the developments, the State of the Internet report is published every quarter, covering issues like attack traffic, broadband adoption, mobile connectivity and other relevant topics concerning the Internet and its usage, alongside the data trends over time. The content of this report can be availed via the iOS and Android application for State of the Internet report. There are discussions been conducted on the Akamai Report.

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