Akamai releases Q4 2015 State of the Internet report2016-03-23 02:47 by Daniela
Akamai Technologies, Inc., has released its Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.
Global average connection speed increased 8.6% to 5.6 Mbps from the third quarter, a 23% increase year-over-year.South Korea had the top average connection speed at 26.7 Mbps, posting a 20% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014.
In the U.S., 10 states had 14% or more of unique IP addresses connect to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, with the District of Columbia holding the top spot at 25% adoption; a 15% quarter-over-quarter increase.
United Kingdom had the fastest average mobile connection speed at 26.8 Mbps, with Spain in second place at 14.0 Mbps.Iran had the lowest average connection speed, at 1.3 Mbps, followed by Vietnam with an average connection speed of 1.8 Mbps.
The number of unique, worldwide IPv4 addresses connecting to Akamai increased slightly from 0.2% to just over 810 million addresses.
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