Global Internet Speeds on the Rise

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Remember the days of dial up? When you could only run either the internet or use the telephone? Well, technology has come a long way since then and a new report has found that internet speeds are continuing to climb. 

All around the world, internet speed has been boosted by 10 percent from just a few years ago.

The average global connection speed is currently 3.6 megabits per second which is a ten percent increase from 2012.

“In the third quarter of 2013, we observed that long-term growth in average and average peak connection speeds remained strong, as did growth in global broadband and high broadband adoption rates,” David Belson, the report’s editor, said in a statement. “We believe these trends point to continued improvement in the quality and performance of Internet connectivity in countries around the world.”

In the mobile world, average connection speeds ranged from 0.6 Mbps to 9.5 Mbps around the world which is slow compared to the speeds seen on desktops.

Mobile internet use is steadily increasing all around the world and the use of tablets and smartphones are expected to dominate the online world in the coming years. In fact, in the last year, internet mobile use grew by 80 percent globally.

This means that at some point, internet access speeds will be dictated by the performance of mobile networks, not fixed networks.

 

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