Originally published: July 26, 2011
Last updated: July 26, 2011 - 4:20pm
The Internet continues to grow bigger and bigger, thanks to growing number of Internet subscribers and Internet connected devices according to Akamai, which is about to release its latest State of the Internet (for Q1 2011) report. The Internet’s expansion is accompanied by steady growth in bandwidth and connection speeds, Akamai’s research shows.
Here are some factoids from the report:
- Nearly 60 percent of South Korean broadband connections had speeds above 5 Mbps.
- South Korea also achieved the highest average connection speed at 14.4 Mbps. Hong Kong had an average connection speed of 9.2 Mbps, and Japan came in third with 8.1 Mbps.
- More than 40 countries/regions saw average connection speeds increase by 10 percent or more in the first quarter, a healthy sign for broadband adoption overall and even better news for startups building applications that consume a lot of bandwidth.
- Nearly 72 percent of all broadband connections in the state of Delaware were faster than 5 Mbps.
- Delaware also had the highest average connection speed, at 7.5 Mbps.
- Based on data collected by Ericsson, mobile data traffic saw 130 percent yearly growth in the first quarter and is now more than double the measured volume of voice traffic.
- During the first three months of 2011, there was a 5.2 percent increase in the number of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to Akamai’s global network. US, China and Japan were the top three countries in terms of unique IP addresses.
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