Curacao on 10th position in worldwide broadband internet adoption ranking

In Curacao, 88 of 100 IP-connections to Akamai were faster than 4 Mbps during the second quarter of 2014 (see figure). Therefore, Curacao ranks 10th in a worldwide top 10 ranking of countries with the highest broadband adoption at that speed, according to Akamai’s quarterly report “State of the Internet Q2 2014”. 


Figure: Top 10 “Broadband (>4 Mbps) connectivity” measured by Akamai [1].

Akamai measured a 1,3% increase from the first to the second quarter of 2014, and an annual growth from Q2 2013 to Q2 2014 of 16%.  Curacao entered this top-10 list in the fourth quarter of 2013 on a 4th position. The island lost some positions since, as the amount of internet connections with speeds of more than 4 Mbps in other countries grew faster than in Curacao.

About the measurement
Akamai's network is one of the world's largest distributed-computing platforms, handling the distribution of web-content, for example from Facebook and Apple iTunes. Akamai is responsible for serving around 20 percent of all web traffic [2]. This is why Akamai has a broad range of measurement data available on internet statistics. In Curacao, Akamai placed a local cache server at the AMS-IX Caribbean.

[1] Akamai’s State of the Internet Q2 2014 Report, Volume 7, Number 2 (http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/)

[2] http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz3.html (Date website visit: 5th of May 2014)

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