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Akamai's latest State of the Internet report: India connect speeds among world's slowest

Cambridge ( MA)-US – January 26, 2013:  India’s  average connection speed to the Internet is  at the bottom of the global list – around 1 MBPS, compared to  China 1.6, US 7.2 and  the world leader, South Korea 14.7 MBPS. When it comes to contributing to the global attack traffic, India’s contribution is a modest 2.5 percent, while China ( 33%) And US (13% are the top two.These are two pieces of  data we culled from  leading enterprise cloud platform provider, Akamai Technologies’  Third Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform,  the report provides insight into key global statistics including connection speeds, attack traffic, and network connectivity and availability, among many others.

Highlights from Akamai's third quarter, 2012 report:
Global Internet Penetration
Akamai estimates the total number of unique Web users connecting to its platform during the quarter to be well over one billion.
For the second quarter in a row, Brazil experienced the greatest year-over-year growth (39 percent) within the group of top 10 countries with the most unique IPv4 addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform. In the same top 10 group, China (5.7 percent) showed the largest quarter-over-quarter increase.
Akamai observed attack traffic from 180 unique countries/regions during the third quarter of 2012, down from 188 in the second quarter. China maintained its position as the single largest volume source of observed traffic at 33 percent. The United States, at number two, experienced a slight increase in originated attack traffic with 13 percent. Russia replaced Turkey in the number three spot by generating 4.7 percent.
Global Average and Peak Connection Speeds
The global average connection speed decreased by approximately seven percent between the second and third quarters of 2012 to 2.8 Mbps. South Korea continued to have the highest average connection speed at 14.7 Mbps. Japan (10.7 Mbps) and Hong Kong (8.9 Mbps) rounded out the top three countries for average connection speed in the quarter. Despite the slight quarter-over-quarter decline, global average connection speed enjoyed healthy 11 percent growth year over year.
Similar to the average connection speed metric, the global average peak connection speed also saw a minor quarter-over-quarter decline, dropping 1.4 percent to 15.9 Mbps. In the third quarter of 2012, Hong Kong boasted the highest peak connection speed at just more than 54 Mbps. Looking at year-over-year changes, significant improvement was once again seen in the global average peak connection speed, growing 36 percent.
Mobile Connectivity
In the third quarter of 2012, average connection speeds on surveyed mobile network providers ranged from a high of 7.8 Mbps to a low of 324 kbps. Seven providers showed average connection speeds in the "broadband" (>4 Mbps) range. An additional 68 mobile providers had average connection speeds greater than 1 Mbps. Average peak connection speeds for the quarter ranged from 39.2 Mbps down to 2.8 Mbps. Based on data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2012, and grew 16 percent between the second and third quarter of 2012.
About the Akamai State of the Internet report
Each quarter, Akamai publishes a "State of the Internet" report. This report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform about attack traffic, broadband adoption, mobile connectivity and other relevant topics concerning the Internet and its usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time. www.akamai.com

Executive Summary here         Info graphics here          Full report ( requires registration)  here




    


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