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Average fixed line broadband download speeds in the UK are well above the global average, a new report has found.

According to the Akamai State of the Internet Q4 2015 report, the typical speed in Britain now stands at 13.9Mbps.

This compares with 13Mbps in the previous quarter and is significantly ahead of the 5.6Mbps recorded across the world overall.

The percentage of UK broadband users able to achieve speeds of 4Mbps rose from 87 per cent to 89 per cent between Q3 and Q4.

Meanwhile, the proportion of those able to get speeds of at least 15Mbps rose from 28 per cent to 32 per cent - which indicates that progress on rolling out faster broadband connections is being made.

Interestingly, the UK ranks ahead of many other European countries, including the likes of Spain, France and Italy, with regards to its average connection speeds.

However, it still came behind nations including Norway, the Netherlands, Finland and the Czech Republic.

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