Google: Mobile browser access speeds surge 30% from 2012

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Mobile browser page load speeds have accelerated around 30 percent over the last 12 months, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) reports.

Roughly 35 percent of mobile web pages now load within a period of 1 to 3 seconds, up from about 27 percent in 2012, Google states. Another 28 percent of mobile browsers load web pages between 3 and 7 seconds, down 1 percentage point compared to a year ago. In addition, about 17 percent of mobile browsers load pages in 1 second or less, up from 14 percent.

Source: Google Analytics Blog

"A faster Web is better for both users and businesses--faster pages lead to better user experience and improved conversions," explained Google Analytics team members Arvind Jain and Mustafa M. Tikir. "Over the last year, we have seen significant improvements in the core infrastructure that powers the Internet: the Web browsers have gotten faster; there have been quite a few LTE/4G deployments making mobile networks a lot faster; and processing power on mobile devices continues to increase at a rapid pace."

The United States leads all international markets on median mobile page load time at 2.7 seconds. Germany and Japan follow at 3 seconds each, trailed by Sweden at 3.2 seconds.

For more:
- read this Google Analytics blog post

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