Notable developments between June 2012 and June 2013 include:
• Internet connections overall are growing. The number of connections over 200 kbps in at least one direction increased by 13% year-over-year to 276 million.
• In June 2013, there were 70 million fixed and 93 million mobile connections with download speeds at or above 3 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds at or above 768 kbps as compared to 57 million fixed and 43 million mobile connections a year earlier.
The report details a number of interesting data points around mobile, notably that fact that many consumers are able to experience reasonable broadband speeds from their mobile devices, leading to a whopping 62.5% of residential connections via mobile wireless.
As a product designer, I see this as a huge proof point for the importance of a mobile-first design strategy for any digital brand.