[Etudes] Mobile games and internet speed across the world
ComScore examines the habits of smartphone owners in terms of mobile games in 5 European countries and Akamai publishes its quarterly report on the state of the internet. The details of these two new studies.
Europe: 46.4M smartphone users play on mobile at least once a month
According to the latest figures published by ComScore, in Europe, the number of smartphone owners playing at least once a month mobile games increased by 55% in February 2012, compared to February 2011. In the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and in France, there are therefore 46.4M smartphone users who play mobile games at least once a month, i.e. 42% of smartphone users in the study area. The study also shows that the United Kingdom is the biggest market in this area with 14.2M players, or 52.4% of the country’s smartphone users.
Very high speed: France ranked 42nd in the world
Akamai has just published its 4th quarter 2011 report on the state of the internet. Based on data collected by the Akamai Intelligent Platform, which serves nearly 30% of global traffic, the study provides insight into internet trends, based on data such as traffic, usage rate mobile networks or connection speeds by region.
In terms of connection speed, the report shows that the Netherlands is the European country with the best average connection speed, once again leading the list with an average speed of 8.2 Mb / s. the 100 fastest cities in the world, Asian cities continue to dominate the list with 69 spots. Umeå, in Sweden, is the fastest city in Europe
France appears, for its part, as a poor student since it appears among the only three countries whose connection speed has increased by less than 10% since 2010. In addition, in terms of broadband connectivity, France is at the top. 33rd in the world and shows a negative quarterly trend with a drop of 0.3%. Over the year, however, France recorded an increase of 5.3%. In terms of very high speed connectivity, France is ranked 42nd in the world and also recorded a negative quarterly trend down 15%, for annual growth of 4.4%.