Global Internet connection speeds up 11%

Telecoms

by CBR Staff Writer| 25 January 2013

"State of the Internet" report from Akamai

Global Internet connection speeds dropped by 7% between the second and third quarters of 2012 to 2.8mbps, according to a new report from Akamai Technologies. However, during the entire year the average connection speeds rose 11% compared to 2011.

During late 2012, South Korea registered the highest average connection speed at 14.7mbps, followed by Japan (10.7 Mbps) and Hong Kong (8.9 Mbps).

According to the report, the global adoption of high broadband rose 8.8% during the third quarter, while overall global broadband adoption increased 4.8%.

Akamai Technologies' third quarter "State of the Internet" report also revealed that China was the biggest source of computer attacks, while the US accounted for 13% of attacks, followed by Russia with 4.7%.

In the mobile space Akamai reported that Apple's Mobile Safari had 60.1% share of data requests on all networks, followed by 23.1% of Google's Android browsers.

Comments
Post a comment

Comments may be moderated for spam, obscenities or defamation.
Privcy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.