Global internet speeds increase on the back of IPv6 adoption

By : |June 30, 2016 0

South Korea continues to be the country with fastest internet speeds in the world, but average global speeds have seen an uptick from late last year, jumping to 6.3 Mbps, according to content delivery network Akamai.

The increase has come on the back of higher adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), with Belgium leading the way. Subsequently, the usage of older IPv4 is gradually dropping off on a global scale.

CIOL Global internet speeds increase on the back of IPv6 adoption

Mobile internet speed has also seen an uptick, with 27.9 Mbps speeds recorded in the UK on an average, dipping to 2.2 Mbps in Algeria.

The maximum internet usage on mobile is on Android’s stock browser and Chrome Mobile, making up 58 percent of smart device traffic, with Safari on iOS lagging behind at 33 percent. Android leads the way because of its mass adoption, while devices running Apple’s mobile OS are comparatively low, especially in developing countries where the price of admission for an iPhone is high.

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