Digital Marketing Researches & Reports

State of the Internet, Q1 2017 | Akamai

Consumer Behavior | Europe

Globally, more than 70% of the countries/regions surveyed saw a quarter-over-quarter increase in unique IPv4 address counts in Q1 2017, up from approximately 50% in the previous quarter. 37 countries/regions saw IPv4 address counts grow 10% or more, while another 12 saw counts decline 10% or more as compared with the previous quarter.

Read a brief about the state of internet connection speeds and broadband adoption, as well as the state of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption in Q1 2017:

Internet Penetration

  • More than 814 million unique “Internet Protocol version 4” (IPv4) addresses from 239 unique countries/regions connected to the Akamai Intelligent Platform. This is a 0.7% increase in the number of unique IPv4 addresses seen by Akamai compared to one year prior and a 0.9% increase from the number seen in Q4 2016.
  • The total gains of unique IPv4 address counts ranged from 0.2% in Japan to 4.4% in France, while declines ranged from 0.2% in Russia to 2.7% in China.
  • Germany and South Korea posted the largest increases in the unique IPv4 address at 7.0% each, while Japan had the smallest at 0.9%.
  • US, India, and Germany have the highest number of IPv6 requests made to Akamai during the first quarter of 2017.

Geography Global

  • The global average connection speed (IPv4) was 7.2 Mbps, a 2.3% increase from Q4 2016.
  • South Korea has the highest speed – for over than 5 years respectively- estimated with 28.6 to be the only country to exceed the 25 Mbps threshold.
  • The global average peak connection speed reached 44.6 Mbps, up more than 7 Mbps from Q3 2016.
  • Singapore remained the world leader in peak connection speed again, posting an average connection speed of 184.5 Mbps, nearly twice as fast as 10th place Sweden, followed by Macao (132.0 Mbps), and then Mongolia (131.1 Mbps).
  • 45% of unique IPv4 addresses around the world connected to Akamai at average speeds of 10 Mbps, a 9.0% increase over Q4 of 2016.
  • Thailand alone achieved an increase of 26%, propelling it into the top 10 in Q1 2017.

Another 28% of unique IPv4 addresses globally connected to Akamai at average connection speeds of 15 Mbps or above in Q1 2017, an 11% increase over Q4 2016 and 12% of unique IPv4 addresses connected at average connection speeds of at least 25 Mbps, a 16% increase compared with the previous quarter.

State of the Internet, Q1 2017 Akamai

A Table That Shows The Unique IPv4 Adress by Region.


Data of this report were gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform during the first quarter of 2017.


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