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BizReport : Internet : June 30, 2016

Study: Internet speeds up globally

More and more consumers are getting online quicker. That is one takeaway from Akamai's First Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report, which found that overall global connection speeds have increased.

by Kristina Knight

Along with faster connection, more consumers are now in range of broadband Internet options, according to the Akamai data. Global connection speeds increased 12% from Q4 to Q1 and 23% YoY. As for mobile connections, speeds ranged from 27.9Mbps (UK) to 2.2Mbps (Algeria).

"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," said David Belson, editor of the State of the Internet Report. "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."

Akamai's data also shows that broadband adoption increased 10% for Global 10Mbps, 14% for 15Mbps and 19% for 25Mbps.

Tags: Akamai, broadband internet, connection speed, internet trends, State of the Internet 2016

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