Despite often frustrations related to the speed with which certain pages load, apparently Internet speeds are constantly increasing. According to the latest report from Akamai, the global average rates are up 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015. Moreover, on a year-over-year basis, the average Internet speed has increased by a whopping 23 percent.
According to the same analysis made by Akamai, the average Internet speed in the first three months of 2016 was 6.3 Mbps. Even though it may not seem impressive (Starbucks cafés offer Internet speeds of over 9 Mbps), one must consider that the numbers introduced by Akamai represent a global average.
The uncontested world`s leader when it comes to the fastest Internet connection remains South Korea, with an impressive 29 Mbps.
Furthermore, this number represents an increase of 8.6 percent compared to the average speed they registered last year. The second country on the podium is Norway, closely followed by another Scandinavian country, Sweden.
The top-ten list includes other European countries such as Denmark, Netherlands or Switzerland. Also, Japan made it to the top ten, coming in the 4th position. Unfortunately, the U.S. didn`t make it in the top ten.
The fastest average peak connection to Internet remains in Singapore, with an impressive 146,9 Mbps. Compared to the results registered last year, Singapore shows an increase of 11,2 Mbps.
Despite the fact that the U.S. was not among the first ten countries in the world in regards to the average Internet speed, it still ranked an honorable sixth position on the list for IPv6 traffic percentage.
In regards to the average mobile connection, the United Kingdom managed an overall of 27.9 Mbps. The worst place to surf online if you`re using your smartphone is Algeria, a nation which registered only 2.2 Mbps when it came to mobile connectivity.
Moreover, Germany managed to impose itself as a leader when it comes to the average peak mobile connection speeds. Whereas Ghana rounded out the ranking with a disappointing 11.7 Mbps, Germany managed a spectacular 171.6 Mbps.
The most used online platforms to browse online were made by Android. With almost 60 percent of the total traffic requests, Android Webkit and Chrome Mobile kept their world dominance in this sector. Apple Mobile Safari registered a noble 33 percent of the total number of requests.
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