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Global State of Internet Report Q4 2016 | Akamai

Consumer Behavior | Global

The State of the Internet Report based on enormous gathered data of many metrics, including Internet connection speeds, network connectivity/availability issues

IPv6 adoption progress, as well as traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers, the bellow indicators reflect the state:

  • The number of unique Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses increased by about 806,852,455 in Q4 2016, the highest number occurred in the United States, followed by China and Brazil.
  • The average connection speed globally is 7 Mbps, a 12% increase from the third quarter of 2016.
  • South Korea was once again the only country/region to exceed the 25 Mbps threshold with an average connection speed of 26.1 Mbps in Q4 2016, although second-place Norway was not far behind, with an average speed of 23.6 Mbps.
  • The global percentage of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to Akamai at average speeds of 4 Mbps increased by 3.2% to 79%.
  • 42% of unique IPv4 addresses around the world connected to Akamai are at average speeds above 10 Mbp. Romania had the strongest quarterly gains at 17% while Hong Kong had the smallest increase in the top 10 at 4.7%.
  • In the United States, all 51 states saw average connection speeds above 10 Mbps in Q4 2016, with 34 states seeing speeds above 15 Mbps, up from 30 in the previous quarter.
  • The United States had the fastest average connection speed among surveyed Americas countries at 17.2 Mbps, followed by Canada just 2.3 Mbps.
  • In the Middle East and Africa (MEA), average connection speeds (IPv4) increased to 15 Mbps, Kenya overtook third-quarter leader Israel to gain the top spot for average connection speeds among the surveyed MEA countries, followed by Qatar, then the United Arab Emirates.
  • Across 61 surveyed countries/regions around the world, the United Kingdom achieved again the fastest average mobile connection speed at 26.8 Mbps (up from 23.7 Mbps in Q3 2016), followed by Germany with an average of 22.4 Mbps.
  • In the MEA region, Egypt achieved the highest average of mobile connectivity with 10.6 8.4, then Iran in second place with 8.4 8.4 in Q4 2016.
State of the Internet Report Q4-2016 Akamai

A Figure Shows The Average Connection Speed and BroadBand Adoption in MEA Countries.


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