Mobile Broadband Peak Speeds Decrease in Three Months?

Mobile Broadband Peak Speeds Decrease in Three Months?

According to the report on the State of the Internet Akamai’s at global level, in the third quarter of 2013, the peak speed of mobile broadband has decreased to 2.4 Mbps compared to the second quarter. The performance of broadband mobile networks overall decreased primarily due to the increase in the total traffic online, which affects the performance of networks.

According to data collected by Ericsson, the volume of traffic on mobile networks has increased by 80% in one year from the third quarter of 2012 and the same period of 2013, an increase of 10% between the second and third quarter of 2013.

The average speed of mobile connections in the third quarter of 2013 is between 9.5 Mbps and 0.6 Mbps, while the peak velocity is between 2.4 and 49.8 Mbps.

In the third quarter of 2013, Akamai added, the operating system that generated more traffic on mobile networks is Android with 38% of the volume, while Safari (Apple) amounted to 24%. Taking into considerations, all networks which is not just those phones, Apple’s Safari has generated 47% of total traffic in front of 33% of Android.

In general, in the third quarter of 2013, the speed of broadband globally, including fixed-line networks, has increased by 10% in one year to 3.6 Mbps, but at the same time the peak connection speed has decreased.

The poor performance of broadband and ultra mobile broadband in Italy has already been certified by Akamai Technologies: the maximum connection speeds offered by Italian providers ranging from 13.4 Mbps to 16.4 Mbps, with a gap of approximately 1.2 Mbps between the provider that offers the highest average mobile connection speed (3.1 Mbps) and the one offering the lower average speed (1.9 Mbps).


Written by Azelio Pirozzi. Source Akamai.
Photo Credit: Flickr/Thanh Tuan Pham



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