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first_imgan arrangement with Businesswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Global Average Connection Speed Up 23% According to Akamais Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report Data shows connection speeds and broadband adoption increased steadily since Q4 2014 Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Business Wire India) March 23, 2016 Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today released its Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report. 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 Fourth Quarter, 2015 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. State of the Internet Report-related discussions are also taking place on the Akamai Community. ?This quarter?s report shows great year-over-year growth in average connection speeds and overall broadband adoption,? noted David Belson, editor of the State of the Internet Report. ?This is particularly important as consumer expectations rise and many high-profile events, like the summer games in Rio, will be streamed this year. The progress we?re seeing across our key metrics shows that, while there?s still work to be done, more parts of the world are increasingly able to support the delivery of broadcast-quality video content online.? Highlights from Akamai?s Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report: Global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Connectivity *advertisementGlobal average connection speed increased 8.6% to 5.6 Mbps from the third quarter, a 23% increase year-over-year*South Korea had the top average connection speed at 26.7 Mbps, posting a 20% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014*After a slight decline in the third quarter, the global average peak connection speed bounced back with a 1% increase to 32.5 Mbps in the fourth quarter. This led to 21% year-over-year growth. (more) Businesswire Akn AKNlast_img read more