Fri, Oct 21, 2016 | updated 01:07 AM IST

Global Average Connection Speed increases 14 pct YoY, says Akamai's state of the Internet report

Updated: Oct 03, 2016 12:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 3 (ANI- Business Wire India): Akamai Technologies, the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today released its Second Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

Data and graphics from the Second Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report can be found on the Akamai State of the Internet site and through the Akamai State of the Internet app for iOS and Android devices. State of the Internet Report-related discussions are also taking place on the Akamai Community.

"The continued increase in average connection speeds is a reassuring trend as online retailers prepare for the busy holiday shopping season," said David Belson, editor of Akamai's State of the Internet Report. "However, recent Internet disruptions caused by everything from government-ordered blackouts to a lone monkey sparking a widespread outage are reminders of the many factors that can affect access to and use of the Internet that is so often taken for granted."

Highlights from Akamai's Second Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report states global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Connectivity, global average connection speed decreased 2.3 percent from the first quarter of 2016 to 6.1 Mbps, a 14 percent increase year over year.

Global average peak connection speed increased 3.7 percent to 36.0 Mbps in the second quarter, rising 2.5 percent year over year.

Global 10 Mbps broadband adoption rate grew 0.7 percent quarter over quarter, but 15 Mbps and 25 Mbps broadband adoption rates fell 0.8 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively.

IPv4 and IPv6

The number of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform was just over 800 million, which is one percent less than the first quarter of 2016.

Belgium remained the clear global leader in IPv6 adoption with 38 percent of its connections to Akamai occurring over IPv6, up 5.1 percent from the previous quarter.

Cable and wireless/mobile providers continued to drive the largest volumes of IPv6 requests, with Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sky Broadband topping the list with 74 percent, 61 percent and 56 percent of their requests to Akamai being made over IPv6 in their regions, respectively.


Average mobile connection speeds ranged from a high of 23.1 Mbps in the United Kingdom to a low of 2.2 Mbps in Venezuela. (ANI- Business Wire India)