Internet content delivery network Akamai Technologies has released its ‘State of the Internet’ report for the second quarter of 2012, which was generated based on the data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, and provides a sneak peek at statistics such as Internet penetration, mobile traffic and data consumption, global and regional connection speeds, and observed attack traffic, across the world.
Avg Connection Speed: The average connection speed in India stood at 1.0 Mbps, up 4.6% from the previous quarter and 21% year-on-year (YoY). India is currently ranked 116th in terms of average connection speed and has the second lowest average connection speed among the Asian countries measured in the report, followed by Indonesia which has an average connection speed of 0.8 Mbps.
In comparison, South Korea’s average connection speed stood at 14.2 Mbps, Japan’s average connection speed stood at 10.7 Mbps and Hong Kong’s average connection speed stood at 8.9 Mbps. The only countries which have a similar connection speeds to India were Philippines (1.2 Mbps), and China (1.5 Mbps). The global average connection speed is 3.0 Mbps, up 13% from 2.6 Mbps in the previous quarter and 15% year-on-year (YoY).
The average peak connection speed in the country stood at 7.3 Mbps, a 5.7% increase from 6.9 Mbps in the previous quarter and 33% increase YoY. India is currently ranked 114th in terms of average peak connection speed and has the second lowest average peak connection speed among the Asian countries measured in the report, followed by China which has an average peak connection speed of 5.9 Mbps.
In comparison, Hong Kong recorded an average peak connection speed of 49.2 Mbps, while South Korea recorded an average peak connection speed of 46.9 Mbps and Japan’s average peak connection speed stood at 40.5 Mbps. The global average peak connection speed is 16.1 Mbps, up 19% from 13.5 Mbps in the previous quarter and 44% YoY.
Unique IPs: India has 12.3 million (12,303,447) unique IPv4 addresses, up from 11.5 million unique IPv4 addresses in the previous quarter. United States took the top honors with 142.88 million (142,879,594) unique IPv4 addresses, followed by China with 93.6 million (93,604,214) IPv4 addresses and Japan with 39.88 million (39,876,417) IPv4 addresses. Globally, there are 665.2 million (665,180,961) unique IPv4 addresses, down 0.1% from 666 million in Q1 2012 but up 10% YoY.
IPv6 Addresses: The report also stated that there are 18.99 (18,999,253) million unique IPv6 addresses globally, up 6679.9% (67x) from 280,229 unique IPv6 addresses in 2011. United States accounts for 73% of these IPv6 addresses, followed by France which accounts for 15% of these IPv6 adresses and Japan which accounts for 3.7% of these IPv6 addresses. Other Asian countries accounts for 1.4% of these IPv6 addresses.
Internet Speeds Breakup: 1.4% of the Internet connections in India have 4Mbps speed or more, up 17% QoQ and 101% YoY and 0.1% of the Internet connections in India have 10 Mbps or more, up 1.4% QoQ and 17% YoY. In comparison, 49% of the Internet connections in South Korea have more than 10Mbps speed and 84% of the Internet connections have more than 4Mbps speed. Globally, 10% of Internet connections are above 10Mbps, down 1.6% from the previous quarter but up 25% YoY and 39% of the Internet connections are above 4Mbps, down 2.8% from the previous quarter but up 6.9% YoY.
Its worth noting that Akamai had changed the definitions of ‘High Broadband’ from 5Mbps to 10Mbps and ‘Broadband’ from 2Mbps to 4Mbps in the previous quarter and had stopped reporting figures for Internet connections below 256kbps, starting this year.
Attack traffic: India accounts for 2.9% of the global attacking traffic, as compared to 3.1% attack traffic recorded in Q1 2012. Attack traffic is defined as the traffic generated to carry out distributed denial of service attack (DDoS Attack). China continued to remain at the top place with 16% attack traffic, followed by United Stated which accounted for 12% attack traffic and Turkey which accounted for 7.6% attack traffic.
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