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Global Average Connection Speed Up 23% According to Akamai’s State of the Internet Report’

Akamai Technologies, the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, has released its Fourth Quarter, 2015 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 Fourth Quarter, 2015 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.

“This quarter’s report shows great year-over-year growth in average connection speeds and overall broadband adoption,” noted David Belson, editor of the State of the Internet Report. “This is particularly important as consumer expectations rise and many high-profile events, like the summer games in Rio, will be streamed this year. The progress we’re seeing across our key metrics shows that, while there’s still work to be done, more parts of the world are increasingly able to support the delivery of broadcast-quality video content online.”

 

European Highlights from Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report:

Average and Peak Connection Speeds: Positive growth trends continued for European countries

Broadband Connectivity: European countries continued to forge ahead with 25 Mbps adoption

IPv4 and IPv6: Belgium again led the world in IPv6 adoption

Mobile Connectivity: United Kingdom had the world’s fastest average mobile connection speed

 

UK Highlights: