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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 30, 2012

Is Mobile Penetration Causing The Drop In Overall Connection Speeds In The World?

According to the latest Akamai report, the overall connection speeds in the world have dropped by over 14%. I think it's the growing adoption of the mobile phones to access the Internet that's causing a big drop in internet connectivity speeds. While the wireless broadband is yet to catch up with the traditional wired broadband; it seems to be the way to future.

Do you think that *is* the reason for the drop in overall connection speeds of Internet all over the world? How do you see wireless connection speeds growing in future?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • May 1, 2012
This indeed is an interesting topic and could clear a lot of my concepts about wireless connections. durga - would like to know your views on this one.
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • May 2, 2012
State of the internet report

In the original report, you can see that the average connection speeds for most countries are fluctuating, if you look at the long term, right from Q3 2007. For example, in India, the average connection speed in Q3 2007 was 931 Kbps, which is not much different from the recent Q3 2011 result, which is 942 Kbps. But in between, there have been ups and downs, the speeds were fluctuating and there was not a definite pattern.

The same is true of countries like the USA, Sweden and even South Korea. In fact, the fluctuations in South Korea are too much, that from 12 Mbps in one quarter, it will go down to 11 the next, rise up to 14 the next one and then again fall back to 12.. I think we have to account for a lot more factors if we want to explain this.
durga ch
durga ch • May 4, 2012
hmm, ISPs make less money when providing data services , may be they are rather trying to squeeze in more customers and that is affecting the speeds.. its just a may be..

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