Bangalore July 29 2013: The global average connection speed to Internet rose 4 percent to 3.1 Mbps (up from 2.9 Mbps), in the first quarter of 2013. A total of 117 countries/regions that qualified for inclusion saw average connection speeds increase this quarter, ranging from 0.7 percent in Kuwait to 75 percent in Guatemala. (India 1.3 MBPS) Global average peak connection speeds increased 9.2 percent to 18.4 Mbps during the first quarter of 2013. Hong Kong was again number one at 63.6 Mbps, an increase of 9 percent over the previous quarter. (India 8.3 MBPS)
Akamai Technologies leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, released its First Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report last week, providing insight into key global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and broadband adoption and availability, among many others.
The Report includes new observations on “account checker” attacks targeting e-commerce sites and the impact on Akamai traffic from events including the death of Hugo Chavez, announcement of the new Pope, and undersea cable disruptions.
The top 10 countries/regions generated more than 80 percent of the observed attack traffic during the quarter.More than half of the total observed attack traffic originated from China and Indonesia. (India contributed 2.6% to China’s 34%) Get the full report here:
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