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UK mobile connection speed jumps 28% to become world’s best

UK mobile connection speed jumps 28% to become world's best

UK mobile connection speed jumps 28% to become world’s best

The UK boasts the world’s fastest average mobile connection speed at 20.4 Mbps, a 28% increase from the previous quarter, according to Akamai’s First Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report.

Denmark was again in second place, at 10 Mbps. Vietnam had the lowest average connection speed, at 1.3 Mbps.

Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

In the first quarter of 2015, the global average internet connection speed for the first time reached 5 Mbps, a 10% increase over the previous quarter. Quarterly global average connection speeds among the top 10 countries all remained well above 10 Mbps, and six of the 10 had average speeds above 15 Mbps, as Ireland (17.4 Mbps), Sweden (15.8 Mbps) and the Netherlands (15.3 Mbps) joined South Korea (23.6 Mbps), Hong Kong (16.7 Mbps) and Japan (15.2 Mbps) in exceeding this benchmark in the first quarter.

Matt Stagg, Senior Manager Network Strategy, EE, will be discussing “the Future of 4G video delivery” at Content Delivery World (6th – 7th October,  Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London)

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