Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Average Page Load should be less than Five seconds

Akamai released their Q4 2014 State of the Internet report.  The above figure 39 shows that mobile voice traffic is growing slowly, while mobile data traffic is exploding.

Figure 11 shows that the average connection speed "for the top 10 regions" is well over 12 Mbps.

"The average connection speeds among the top 10 all remained well above the 10 Mbps “high broadband” threshold, with South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan again all falling above the 15 Mbps “4k readiness” threshold as well. Globally, a total of 98 qualifying countries/regions saw average connection speeds increase in the fourth quarter, with growth rates ranging from 78% in Nepal (to 2.5 Mbps) to a meager 0.1% in the Czech Republic (to 12.3 Mbps). Quarter-over-quarter losses were seen in 44 qualifying countries/ regions, with declines in connection speeds ranging from 0.2% in Albania (to 4.6 Mbps) to 73% in Sudan (to 1.0 Mbps)."

Figure 36 compiles average and peak speeds for mobile connections.  Many regions are serving up more than an average of 5 Mbps.

 Figure 40 shows that an average web page should load in less than five seconds, and even less than two seconds in some regions (both fixed and mobile).

Peter Lemme


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