Faster by the year

Aka­mai in­di­cates high adop­tion rate glob­ally for high-speed in­ter­net.

HWM (Malaysia) - - REPORT -

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.

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