Global Internet Access Speed Grows 3.5% in 2Q 2015

The global average Internet connection speed increased 3.5 percent to 5.1 Mbps in the second quarter of 2015, says Akamai.

Average connection speeds among the top 10 countries or regions all remained well above 10 Mbps and like the previous quarter, six of the 10 had average connection speeds above 15 Mbps.

Globally, 110 out of 144 qualifying countries/regions saw average connection speeds increase from the previous quarter, with growth rates ranging from a modest 0.4% in Senegal (1.5 Mbps) to a substantial 67% in Tunisia (2.8 Mbps).

On a global basis, the average connection speed increased 17 percent, year over year.

In the second quarter, global average peak connection speeds also increased 12 percent to 32.5 Mbps.

Speeds increased in every top 10 country or region except Sweden (62.8 Mbps), which remained unchanged from the first quarter.

Singapore (108.3 Mbps) saw the only double-digit quarterly gain, with a 12 percent increase, while the remaining eight countries saw increases ranging from 0.6 percent in Romania (72.1 Mbps) to 7.8 percent in Macao (62.6 Mbps).

Eight of the top 10 saw average peak speeds greater than 70 Mbps, while Sweden and Macao saw speeds above 60 Mbps.

On a global basis, 107 of the 143 qualifying countries or regions saw average peak connection speeds increase from the first quarter.

The findings are part of Akamai’s Second Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report.

Data and graphics from the Second Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report can be found on the Akamai State of the Internet site.
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