Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), one of the largest Internet content delivery networks headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, today released its Third Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report. The report provides insight into key global statistics including connection speeds, attack traffic, and network connectivity and availability, among many others.
A few of the highlights of the report include:
- Its review of attack traffic from 180 unique countries/regions during the third quarter of 2012 shows that 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.
- 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.
- 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.
To download the figures from the Third Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report, please visit http://wwwns.akamai.com/soti/soti_q312_figures.zip.