Global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services Akamai Technology released its First Quarter report 2016 based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™.
The report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.
Data and graphics from the first quarter, 2016 state of the Internet report can be found on the Akamai State of the Internet site and through the Akamai State of the Internet app for iOS and Android devices.
“Live sports will be at the forefront this summer as we prepare for the games in Brazil, with expectations that this year’s events will be watched by more online viewers than ever,” said Editor of State of the Internet Report, David Belson.
“Global connection speeds have more than doubled since the summer of 2012, which can help support higher quality video streaming for bigger audiences across even more connected devices and platforms,” added Belson.
Highlighting some of the pointers, the report suggests that the global average connection speed increased 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 6.3 Mbps, a 23 percent increase year over year.
Global average peak connection speed increased 6.8 percent to 34.7 Mbps in the first quarter, rising 14 percent year over year.
The number of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform declined 0.2 percent to 808 million.
Belgium remained the clear global leader in IPv6 adoption with 36 percent of its connections to Akamai occurring over IPv6, down 3.1 percent from the previous quarter. Average mobile connection speeds ranged from a high of 27.9 Mbps in the UK to a low of 2.2 Mbps in Algeria.