Content delivery network (CDN) specialist Akamai’s First Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report, which provides key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation, reveals that global average connection speed increased 12 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 6.3 Mbps, a 23 per cent increase year over year.
According to David Belson, editor of the State of the Internet Report, live sports will be at the forefront this summer in preparation for the Olympic Games in Brazil, with expectations that this year’s events will be watched by more online viewers than ever. “Global connection speeds have more than doubled since the summer of 2012, which can help support higher quality video streaming for bigger audiences across even more connected devices and platforms,” he noted.
Global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Connectivity
IPv4 and IPv6