Global broadband speed increases to 2.6Mbps: Akamai report
| by Ramkumar Iyer |
Broadband across the world is growing faster, what with increasingly sophisticated technology, better infrastructure, faster networks and increased competition. And it’s not just wired networks that are witnessing an increase in speed and bandwidth; wireless networks are growing as well, with the penetration of mobile platforms growing far beyond that of standard computing systems. According to Akamai’s Q1 2012 State of the Internet report, the speed of broadband connections is now at 2.6Mbps, a 25 percent rise vis-a-vis the same quarter last year.
Global broadband speeds rising
Akamai gives special mention to the growth of the Internet, with 666 million new IP addresses from 238 countries and regions connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform in Q1 2012, a 14 percent increase over the same period last year. A report by Tech Crunch reads, “More growth is happening in smaller countries than in larger ones. In the wake of the global launch of IPv6, Akamai says that the number of unique IP addresses from the top 10 connecting countries was at 66 percent, but that this is down by about one percent on the quarter before. China, Brazil, Italy and Russia are all growing at rates of 20 percent”.
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