Italy improved slightly in the connection speed to the Internet , but not enough to shake off the last positions of the countries in EMEA ( Europe, Middle East and Asia ). We see Akamai’s data for the first quarter of 2017.
The company, among the most popular online content distributor, has released data on the average connection speed fixed and mobile in the countries belonging to that area and beyond. The speed, in the fixed ones, is increased by 0.5 megabits per second since the last report of the fourth quarter of 2016, touching the 9.2 megabits per second : this increase corresponds to 6.2% (13% compared to the first quarter last year), but it is not enough to improve Italy’s position in the standings, indeed: we remain in the EMEA ranking to 28th place , but globally even go down to 61 °.
Improvements larger arrive in peak average speeds , which rose by 40% compared to the first quarter of 2016, touching portion 51 megabits per second; Nevertheless the beautiful country is still far behind, namely the 74th. There are no great progress with regard to the broadband (connections of at least 4 megabits per second), which remains only 79% of diffusion (29th place EMEA and 65 ° at the global level), while for the ultrawide (above 10 megabits per second) there is an increase of 11% compared to Q4 2016; it reaches only 26% of Italian users, such as against 75% of those Swiss: not a good result then.
Turning to the mobile network (which we discussed yesterday limited to 4G), according to Akamai data Italians users can count on an average speed of 12.4 megabits per second , not to the levels of other EMEA countries like Britain and Germany, which respectively reach 26 and 24.1 megabits per second.
Italy is therefore still behind in these respects than many European countries and beyond. You you are comfortable with the speed of your mobile connection and fixed?