The average broadband connection speed rose 10 percent to 5 Mbps in the first quarter of 2015 from the previous quarter.
Quarterly global average connection speeds among the top 10 countries all remained well above 10 Mbps, and six of the 10 had average speeds above 15 Mbps.
Average peak broadband connection speeds increased 8.2 percent to 29.1 Mbps. Speeds increased across the board among countries/regions in the top 10, led by Kuwait with 76.5 Mbps and Mongolia 68.9 Mbps.
Singapore with 98.5 Mbps rose 17 percent to overtake Hong Kong as the country with the highest average peak broadband connection speed.
All the top 10 countries/regions saw average peak speeds greater than 65 Mbps.
The United Kingdom had the fastest average mobile connection speed at 20.4 Mbps, a 28 percent increase from the previous quarter. Denmark was again in second place, at 10 Mbps. Vietnam had the lowest average connection speed, at 1.3 Mbps.
Top countries with mobile connection speed
Australia with 149.3 Mbps
Japan 126 Mbps
Singapore 116.4 Mbps
Thailand 105.4 Mbps
Perhaps due in part to rollouts of higher speed mobile technologies like LTE-A, the successor of 4G LTE, a total of 15 countries had average peak speeds above 50 Mbps, a large increase from just four in the previous quarter.
The 2015 State of the Internet Report is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform.