Mobile Web Internet Speeds Increase 30%
Posted: April 19, 2013 by Alex Chan
People are living faster, dynamic, lifestyles, and it is only normal that people expect faster Internet service on their smartphones. In the past couple of years, the number of smartphone users has passed the 1 billion mark.
On April 15, 2013, Google published a report on Google Analytics regarding the overall performance of the web. According to research done on real users, the web has become significantly faster in 2012 when compared to previous years. Mobile browsing is becoming a trend that is surpassing PC browsing. This is evident in the computer sales during Q1 2013. If we take the mobile load speed statistics for 2011 and 2012, we can see that the loading speed on mobile devices has increased by 30% in 2012. These numbers are quite astonishing when considering the average size of a webpage has increased by 56% in 2012.
The increase in speed for mobile devices is mainly because of browser improvements, high quality smartphones, and excellent LTE/4G networks. The fastest loading time is experienced by users in Japan, Sweden, and the USA, in regards both to mobile and PC devices.
Compared to mobile browsing, PC browsing did not show a significant raise in the loading speed.