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QCOSTARICA – If we were to compare the average internet connection speed available in Costa Rica with an animal, it would surely be a turtel.

The national average rate is just over three megabits per second (Mbps), the fastest is 16 Mpbs, according to the ‘Third Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report’ by the U.S. firm, Akamai Technologies.

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In the report, Costa Rica is positioned 99 and 121, respectively, of the sample connections made in about 145 countries and Latin American only, where our country was able to outperform Venezuela, Paragua and Bolivia.

Topping the list of Latin American countries is Uruguya, followed by Chile and Mexico.


Highlights of the Akamai report:

  • Global average connection speed increased slightly (0.2%) to 5.1 Mbps from the second quarter, accounting for a 14% increase year-over-year.
  • Globally, 5.2% of unique IP addresses connected to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, a 6.3% increase over the previous quarter. Year-over-year, global 25 Mbps adoption increased by 15%, in contrast to the 0.5% yearly decrease seen in the second quarter.
  • In the U.S., 10 states had 10% or more of unique IP addresses connected to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, with the District of Columbia holding the top spot at 22% adoption.
  • The global percentage of unique IP addresses connecting to Akamai that met the 4 Mbps broadband speed threshold increased 2.7% to 65%. Year-over-year growth was 9.8%.
  • On a global basis, close to 60% of the countries/regions saw a quarter-over-quarter increase in unique IPv4 address counts in the third quarter, compared with roughly half in the second quarter
  • 43 countries/regions saw IPv4 address counts grow 10% or more, while 27 saw counts decline 10% or more as compared with the previous quarter.
  • European countries continued to dominate the top 10 countries/regions, taking eight of the top 10 spots with the largest percentage of content requests made to Akamai over IPv6 in the third quarter of 2015.

About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company’s advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. T

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