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December 13, 2015

internet speeds across the world: 50 nations compared

The global average connection speed saw a 3.5% increase in the second quarter of 2015, to 5.1 Mbps. According to Akamai state of the internet 2015 report.The below chart compared 50 nations and their internet connection speeds.Globally web speeds increased across the board for the top 10 countries/regions, with the exception of South Korea, which saw a 2.1% decrease from the first quarter. Japan saw the largest quarterly gain at 7.8%, while the remaining eight countries saw modest gains ranging from 1.5% in Hong Kong to 4.6% in Switzerland.

On a global basis, 107 of the 143 qualifying countries/regions saw average peak connection speeds increase from the first quarter, with growth ranging from 0.1% in Trinidad and Tobago (to 34.9 Mbps) to 100% in Egypt (to 23.4 Mbps). Other than Egypt, four countries—Uzbekistan, Mauritius, Ghana, and Tunisia—saw quarterly increases of over 50%.

August 20, 2011

Internet Speeds in US States: Best and The Worst

Which state can claim the fastest average internet speeds? Pando Networks tracked downloads from 4 million people across the U.S. between January and June of this year, and reported the findings late lastmonth.

A study of data collected by Pando Networks today revealed striking disparities in the quality of web access across America. By tracking downloads by 4 millions users across the country from January through June 2011, Pando Networks’ study revealed that some states are averaging connectivity speeds as much as ten times faster than those in other cities.

The most striking findings were the core differences between the average speeds on a state-by-state basis. The data indicates that the fastest state was Rhode Island at an average of 894 KBps, which was almost three times faster than the slowest, Idaho, which had a dismal 318KBps. Rhode Island and Idaho may stand out as the extremities, but the disparities they highlight reflect more expansive, regional trends. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region contained eight of the ten fastest states. With California, Oregon, and Washington in the top 15, the West coast was also a remarkably a speedy region. On the other hand, the rural Midwest and Mountain-West states of which Idaho is a member comprise nine of the ten slowest states. Middle America’s slow connectivity could be representative of its more widespread populations and a lower demand for high-speed data infrastructure. 

Users in Hawaii,managed to complete 87% of their downloads. Colorado residents averaged a relatively slow 474KBps, but managed to complete 86% of their downloads. Bucking the trend in the opposite direction, the District of Columbia enjoys an average of 759KBps but only completes 80% of downloads.Culver City, CA, the headquarters of Pando Networks client Riot Games, had the highest average completion rate at 98%.

April 6, 2011

Global Internet Speeds: Switzerland Tops

In a recent global internet speeds study, conducted by Nielsen, all but one of the nine countries measured, ‘fast’ is now the most common connection speed and only a small percentage of people are on ’slow’ speeds. On average, across the nine countries, 19 percent of Internet users connect at ’super-fast’ speeds, 47 percent at ‘fast’ speeds, 26 percent at ‘medium’ speeds and 8 percent are on ‘slow’ speeds.  Only Brazil contradicts this trend with almost half (48%) of home Internet users on ‘medium’ connection speeds and almost one-third (31%) on ‘slow’ speeds.

Switzerland has, by far, the fastest-connected population, with 88 percent of consumers online at home connecting at speeds greater than 2Mb – and 38% having a ‘super-fast’ 8Mb+ connection. Switzerland shows the most linear pattern – the faster the speed the more time spent online – as people using a ‘super-fast’ connection (21 hours, 20 minutes) spend twice as much time online as people using a ‘slow’ connection (10 hours, 1 minute).  Italy is the only other country that follows this linear pattern Following Switzerland, the U.S. (29%) and Germany (27%) have the greatest concentration of people on ‘super-fast’ connections. In fact, all three countries now have more people connecting at ‘super-fast’ speeds than at ‘medium’ speeds (512Kb to 2Mb). Compared to the opposite end of the spectrum, Brazil has 8 times more Internet users on ‘medium’ speeds (48%) than on ‘super-fast’ speeds (6%).