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Akamai indicates high adoption rate globally for high-speed internet.
Akamai Technologies, one of the leaders in content delivery network (CDN) services, recently released its ‘2016 State of the Internet’ report for the fourth quarter of 2016.
In the report, Akamai states that the adoption rate of internet connection speeds have shown a positive longterm trend globally.
“Internet connection speeds continued to show positive long-term trends around the world, with particularly strong year-over-year increases across all broadband adoption metrics,” David Belson, Editor of the State of the Internet Report said. “When Akamai first published the report in 2008, we defined ‘high broadband’ as 5.0Mbps and above, which nine years ago had an adoption rate of 16 percent globally. We’re now seeing a 15Mbps adoption rate of 25 percent worldwide. The upward trends are encouraging as businesses create and deliver even richer experiences for bigger audiences across the Internet, but accentuate the need for organizations to optimize those experiences for the myriad connected devices their customers are using.”
On average, the global average connection speeds increased 12 percent to 7.0Mbps year-on-year during the fourth quarter. The report also states that the country with the highest average connection speed globally was South Korea at 21.6Mbps in the fourth quarter. Lastly, the adoption rate for 4Mbps, 10Mbps, 15Mbps, and 25Mbps increased 15 percent, 21 percent, 37 percent, and 45 percent respectively around the world last quarter.