Akamai is back with another State of the Internet report (free registration required) and perhaps the most notable result from it, at least as it pertains to Canada, is another dreadful showing in mobile network speeds.
The data for the one Canadian wireless provider tracked shows it to be way behind much of the world, posting an average connection speed in the fourth quarter of 2012 of just over one megabit per second, with a peak of 2.7 Mbps. Those speeds are almost dead last among the 82 providers in 54 countries tracked. (One Austrian provider is tops in average speed at 8 Mbps while a Spanish carrier wins out in peak speeds with 44 Mbps, by way of comparison.)
With all three of Canada’s big providers having rolled out super-fast LTE, those figures must surely be wrong, right? Read the rest of this entry »