Bangalore January 13, 2015: The Akamai State of the Internet Report for Third Quarter, 2014. finds that India remains almost at the bottom of the table as regards average connection speed -- 2 MBPS -- which is less than one tenth of the top speed in the region-- 25.3 MBPS in South Korea.
With regard to the page load times on mobile connections, China, India, and Brazil had the highest average page load times, with China and India above six seconds, while Brazil was just shy of 10 seconds.
India is place in 4th position for attack traffic ( 2.9%) originating by an IP source, behind China (49%), US (17%) and Taiwan (3.8%).
Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.
For the second consecutive quarter, the global average connection speed remained above the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold; however, it saw a slight decline in the third quarter of 2014, dropping 2.8% to 4.5 Mbps.
Following the introduction of “4K Readiness” in the First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report, Akamai has again identified candidate geographies that are most likely to sustain connection speeds above 15 Mbps, as Ultra HD adaptive bitrate streams typically require bandwidth between 10 and 20 Mbps.
In total, 52 countries/regions qualified for inclusion this quarter, and 12% of the global connections were at or above the 15 Mbps threshold. While down 2.8% quarter-over-quarter, readiness increased 32% year-over-year. South Korea remained the country with the highest level of 4K readiness, with two-thirds of its connections to Akamai at or above 15 Mbps.
Data and graphics from the Third Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report can be found on the Akamai State of the Internet site and through the Akamai State of the Internet app for iOS and Android devices.