Broadband speeds stutter, while Brazilian connections multiply

Despite the continuing roll-out of high-speed networks around the world, average and peak connection speeds actually declined by seven per cent between the second and third quarters of 2012 to 2.8Mbps, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report.

Orange teams up with Akamai on CDN

In a bid to address the growing needs of the enterprise sector for improved content delivery, Orange has agreed to use CDN service provider Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions to provide services to business customers.

Global average internet speed reaches 2.6Mbps

The latest State of the Internet report from Content Delivery Network (CDN) operator Akamai has found that both penetration of Internet services and average access speeds (fixed and mobile) increased in the first quarter of this year, while IPv6 connections continue to proliferate.

Europe dominates fast broadband survey

Countries in Europe enjoy the fastest average broadband connectivity globally, according to a report from global content delivery network Akamai. Details of the report, which is scheduled to appear later this week and revealed by GigaOm, defines a high-speed broadband connection as one that connected to the Akamai network in excess of 5Mbps.

Internet of things grows 21%

The latest State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies has revealed that there were 21 per cent more unique IP addresses in the second quarter of this year than 12 months previously.

Riverside, CA the best-connected city in the US

The most recent State of the Internet report from US firm Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud optimisation services, has found (amongst other things) that the global average internet connection speed increased 23 per cent on an annual basis in the first quarter of this year to reach 2.1Mbps.


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