The information is from the more Akamai report – content distribution company – on that specific topic. According to the institution, the average internet speed in the world is 7 Mbps, and Brazil is still below average with 6.4 Mbps. However, the country appeared as one of the most improved performers between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2017, which made it rise two positions in the overall standings.
The measurement was done with 148 countries around the world, but here the average rose more than the general average. Brazil went from 4.1 Mbps to 6.4 Mbps, which represents a 55% increase, while the global average of 26%. In addition, from the third to the fourth quarter, performance was also above average: 16% in Brazil, 12% overall.
According to the survey, the results were surprising because it increased the proportion of faster connections. At the end of 2015, for example, only 39% of them had speeds above 4 Mbps, which rose to 59% at the end of 2016. Another point that drew attention in the study was the performance of speeds above 10 Mbps, from 2.9 % To 16% – an increase of 462%.