Akamai: 75% of mobile service providers deliver speeds above 1 Mbps

One unnamed mobile service provider in Germany delivers average peak connection speeds of 23.4 Mbps, but the rest of the industry is coming in much slower, according to a recent study from Akamai Technologies. Akamai's "State of the Internet" report for the fourth quarter of 2011, which is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, revealed that the average measured connection speed for known mobile providers worldwide ranged from a high of slightly more than 5 Mbps to a low of 163 Kbps. Three quarters of mobile service providers achieve average data connection speeds above 1 Mbps. "Of all the mobile providers analyzed, only three--one in Germany, one in Austria and one in Canada--achieved average peak connection speeds above 20 Mbps, while 32 achieved average peak connection speeds above 10 Mbps and 48 recorded average peak connection speeds greater than 5 Mbps," said Akamai. Release