|October 22, 2012|
|Internet Speeds Slowly Gaining Around The World||
|By Zach Walton|
| The Internet is constantly evolving around the world. The speed at which it’s evolving, however, is an entirely different story. It’s this evolution that has proven to be one of the more interesting things to watch as world moves towards faster Internet and new technologies like IPv6.
Once again, we have a front row seat to the changes occurring to the Internet thanks to Akamai’s State of the Internet report that covers Q2. The previous Q1 report found that the Internet was slowly getting faster around the world. How is Q2 shaping up? Things are still slowly getting faster, but individual countries are seeing declines.
In Q2 2012, the average internet speed around the world was 3 Mbps. That’s a quarter-over-quarter increase of 13 percent. Even better, it’s a year-over-year increase of 15 percent. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look that good for the top ten countries around the world. South Korea, bastion of fast Internet, actually saw a quarter-over-quarter decrease of 9.8 percent to 14.2 Mbps. [...]
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