State of the Internet

Global internet speeds up 17% in a year

On a global basis the average internet connection speed increased by 17% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report. Content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai said that the average global connection speed was 5.1Mbps in Q2, up 3.5% quarter-over-quarter, while the average speeds among the top 10 countries […]

Europe leads the way in broadband speed growth

Global average internet speeds increased by about 5.2% in the second quarter of this year, with Europe leading the way with impressive year-on-year gains, according to CDN giant Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report.  The global average connection speed in the second quarter was 3.3Mbps, with quarter-over-quarter gains being seen in nine of the […]

Akamai records European broadband progress

Over 45% of European broadband customers connecting to Akamai in the fourth quarter of 2012 did so via internet connections at speeds of 4Mbps or above, according to the global CDN provider’s latest State of the Internet survey. According to Akamai, among European countries, Switzerland and the Netherlands ranked number two and three globally for […]