Around the world, more people are connecting to the Web—and they’re getting steadily rising connection speeds when they do.
Akamai measures Internet penetration around the world each quarter, and it reveals exactly how prevalent it’s become worldwide. Among its findings for the fourth quarter of 2011: 200 countries and regions found year-over-year growth in the number of unique IP addresses.
China saw a 26 percent increase in unique IP addresses and Brazil saw a 27 percent increase. The United States still leads the world in total unique IP addresses.
For a more comprehensive view of internet penetration around the world, check out this infographic from OnlineUniversities.com