Akamai Reports Rise in Internet Speed

Around the world, internet speeds were on the rise in the last half of 2013, with an average increase of 10% across 133 survey regions.

On Tuesday, Akamai released its “State of the Internet” report for the 3rd quarter of 2013, which showed an overall increase in internet connections speeds all across the globe. As of the 3rd quarter of 2013, internet speeds had increased 29% in the past year, with some regions increasing their speeds by as much as 259%.

Whilst the average peak connection was seen to rise by 13% from 2012, the peak speeds actually experienced a drop of 5.2% between the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2013. Whilst many high-performing countries such as Romania and Latvia saw a drop in their peak speeds, internet connection leaders Hong Kong and South Korea both continued to grow further.

The State of the Internet report editor, David Belson, released a statement on the generally positive nature of Akamai’s findings; “We believe these trends point to continued improvement in the quality and performance of Internet connectivity in countries around the world.”

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