In general, mobile network operators don’t seem to be huge fans of becoming “dumb pipes” for the internet, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that that is exactly how people are treating them.
Just look at this chart from the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai, showing estimated global voice and data traffic on cellular networks:
Akamai came out with a new State of the Internet report this week. It covers a lot, but one of the more interesting parts is a breakdown of connection speeds measured across its vast content delivery network (CDN), giving us some good insights into actual real-world connection speeds experienced by internet users around the world.
We’re based in Sweden, so we thought it would be interesting to examine the numbers for Europe (where we do most of our business) and make some nice charts to help visualize the data and compare the countries with each other. Numbers are all well and good, but we love charts.
So… Ready. Go. Charts!