Akamai: Global mobile data traffic doubled in Q3 2012

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Internet networking form Akamai recently revealed its quarterly State of the Internet report, noting that global mobile data traffic doubled year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012, the latest quarter for which its data is available. The firm said that traffic was also up 16 percent from the second quarter of 2012. Akamai also uncovered several other notable data points in its analysis of Internet traffic, including that in the third quarter average connection speeds on surveyed mobile network providers ranged from a high of 7.8 Mbps to a low of 324 kbps. Seven providers showed average connection speeds in the "broadband" (or greater than 4 Mbps) range, and an additional 68 mobile providers had average connection speeds greater than 1 Mbps. See this release and this article.