How is Costa Rica’s connectivity
improving over time?
AVERAGE CONNECTION SPEED
The average connection speed metric represe...
How does Costa Rica compare
to its regional neighbors?
AVERAGE CONNECTION SPEED
Among selected regional neighbors, Costa R...
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How is Costa Rica’s connectivity improving over time?

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Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly "State of the Internet" report. This report includes data gathered across Akamai's global server network about attack traffic, average & maximum connection speeds, Internet penetration and broadband adoption, and mobile usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time.

This infographic illustrates how Costa Rica’s average connection speed and average peak connection speed have been improving over the last three years as well as how the country connectivity compares to its regional neighbors.

To download the latest edition of Akamai’s “State of the Internet” report, visit: http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/

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How is Costa Rica’s connectivity improving over time?

  1. 1. How is Costa Rica’s connectivity improving over time? AVERAGE CONNECTION SPEED The average connection speed metric represents an average of all of the measured connection speeds from all of the unique IP addresses observed in a given geography. Over the last three years, the average connection speed in Costa Rica, as measured by Akamai, has more than doubled, growing from 0.9 Mbps in the third quarter of 2010 to 2.1 Mbps in the third quarter of 2013, placing it just above the 2 Mbps target minimum download speed. Additionally, 42% of connections to Akamai from Costa Rica were at speeds of 2 Mbps or above during the third quarter. 2.5 2.0 Mbps 1.5 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 0.5 0.0 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 AVERAGE PEAK CONNECTION SPEED The average peak connection speed metric represents an average of the maximum measured connection speeds across all of the unique IP addresses observed from a given geography, and is more representative of Internet connection capacity. Over the last three years, the average peak connection speed in Costa Rica, as measured by Akamai, has grown by approximately 2x, from 5.6 Mbps in the third quarter of 2010 to 10.0 Mbps in the third quarter of 2013. 15 12 9 Mbps 9.2 7.7 6 5.6 7.6 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 10.5 11.7 12.8 12.4 10.0 7.8 Q1 2011 9.8 11.7 6.1 3 0 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 “Costa Rica’s Broadband Strategy was designed with the aim to increase coverage and penetration of Broadband services, in order to provide universal access to the people all over the country. One of the main goals of this strategy is to jump from the current 6.2% to 21% penetration in 2016 (considering 2Mbps as minimum download speed). Moreover at least 20 Mbps should be available to small and medium enterprises. Along with this Costa Rica Broadband Strategy covers social aspects and launches solidarity goals seeking total coverage of vulnerable populations and follows the objectives of the Digital Social Agreement (Government Technology Initiative) that procures connectivity in every School and Smart Community Center.” — http://www.itu.int/wsis/stocktaking/plugin/documents2.asp?project=1328775747&lang=en
  2. 2. How does Costa Rica compare to its regional neighbors? AVERAGE CONNECTION SPEED Among selected regional neighbors, Costa Rica’s average connection speed falls roughly in the middle of the pack, ranked 101st globally. The -11% quarter-over quarter growth rate was among the lowest seen in the region, as was the -45% year-over-year growth rate. Guatemala Costa Rica Honduras Panama Argentina Chile Colombia Mexico 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.7 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.9 -11% QoQ +1.6% QoQ +5.2% QoQ +4.1% QoQ +40% QoQ +13% QoQ +5.2% QoQ +9.4% QoQ -45% YoY +3.2% YoY +17% YoY +5.7% YoY +33% YoY +9.1% YoY +12% YoY +39% YoY Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps AVERAGE PEAK CONNECTION SPEED Among selected regional neighbors, Costa Rica’s average peak connection speed is one of the lowest, ranked 113th globally. The -19% quarter-over quarter growth rate was among the lowest seen in the region, and the -15% year-over-year growth rate was toward the median. Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras Panama Colombia Argentina Mexico Chile 10 11 11.7 11.7 15.4 15.9 17.1 17.2 -19% QoQ -20% QoQ -16% QoQ -13% QoQ -8.4% QoQ +10% QoQ -9.3% QoQ -11% QoQ -15% YoY -36% YoY -5.2% YoY +5.9% YoY +7.6% YoY +9.8% YoY +19% YoY -17% YoY Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Mbps Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing online experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter. Akamai is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States with operations in more than 40 offices around the world. Our services and renowned customer care are designed to enable businesses to provide an unparalleled Internet experience for their customers worldwide. Addresses, phone numbers and contact information for all locations are listed on www.akamai.com/locations. ©2014 Akamai Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited. Akamai and the Akamai wave logo are registered trademarks. Other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Akamai believes that the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date; such information is subject to change without notice. Published 01/14. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT | www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet

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