In its third quarter, 2011 State of the Internet (SOTI) report, Akamai Technologies, Inc. revealed some of the top broadband speeds in the world. The report provides insight into key global statistics such as Internet penetration, mobile traffic and data consumption, global and regional connection speeds, and observed attack traffic.
In the current report, the global average connection speed was recorded at 2.7 Mbps, and the global average peak connection speed was 11.7 Mbps. At a country level, South Korea had the highest average connection speed, at 16.7 Mbps, as well as the highest average peak connection speed, at 46.8 Mbps. Meanwhile in Malaysia, the average Internet connection speed stands at 1.9 Mbps.
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- Cities in Asia continue to dominate the list, including South Korean cities rounding out the top 5 and 57 cities in Japan making the list
- Amsterdam, Netherlands is the fastest city in Europe (#33 out of 100)
- 23 U.S. cities made the list, with San Jose, California ranking as the fastest (#13 out of 100)
Average connection speeds on known mobile providers from around the world ranged from 6.1 Mbps down to 327 kbps, while average peak connection speeds in the quarter ranged from 22.2 Mbps to 1.4 Mbps. Looking at mobile content consumption, users on nine mobile providers consumed on average more than one gigabyte (1 GB) of content from Akamai per month, while users on an additional 75 mobile providers downloaded more than 100 MB of content per month. In addition, based on data collected by Ericsson, mobile data traffic continued to double on a year-over-year basis, and grew 18 percent between the second and third quarters of 2011.
The report also revealed that Malaysia ranked in at 10th in the top originating countries for attack traffic coming from mobile networks, contributing 2.5% of total attacks.
Check out the Q3, 2011 State of the Internet (SOTI) report from Akamai below: