Global average broadband speed increased 14% year-on-year in 2015 Q3

Global average broadband speed increased 14% year-on-year in 2015 Q3

In its recently-released ‘State of the Internet’ report for the 2015 third quarter, Akamai has revealed that there has been a 14 percent year-on-year increase in global average broadband speed during the quarter.

As a result of the increase reported by Akamai, the average broadband speed across the world in the third quarter reached 5.1 Mbps; with 65 percent of Internet connections recording average broadband seeds higher than 4 Mbps. The report has specifically mentioned that, in the US, nearly 80 percent Internet users had an average connection speed faster than 4 Mbps.

The Akamai report has also revealed that only 27 percent Internet users worldwide had broadband connections faster than 10 Mbps in the third quarter; and just 15 percent users experienced Internet speeds faster than 15 Mbps.

According to the report, South Korea retained its top position on Akamai’s list of countries offering the fastest broadband connections; with the average Internet speed experienced by South Korean users in the third quarter being 20.5 Mbps.

Meanwhile, Norway recorded thet biggest year-to-year improvement in average Internet speeds of any country in the top 10. The average broadband speed in Norway increased a highly noteworthy 44 percent, to 16.4 Mbps, in the third quarter.

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