Akamai

Around 2.4% of the Internet connections in India have more than 4 Mbps speed and around 0.3% of the Internet connections have more than 10 Mbps speed for the first quarter of 2013, according to the ‘State of the Internet’ report by the content delivery network Akamai Technologies.

The company says that this report 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 was at 1.3 Mbps, up 20% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and up 21% year-on-year (YoY). India is currently ranked 114th in terms of average connection speed and has the lowest average connection speed among the Asian countries measured in the report.

Globally, the average connection speed stood at 3.1 Mbps, a 4% increase QoQ and a 17% increase YoY. South Korea continues to record the highest average connection speed with 14.2 Mbps, followed by Japan which has an average connection speed of 11.7 Mbps and Hong Kong which has an average connection speed of 10.9 Mbps.

Avg Peak Connection Speed: The average peak connection speed in India was at 10.6 Mbps, a 27% increase QoQ and a 34% increase YoY. India is currently ranked 109th 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 only by China which has an average peak connection speed of 8.3 Mbps.

Globally, the average peak connection speed increased to 18.4 Mbps, a 9.2% increase from 16.6 Mbps in the previous quarter and 36% increase YoY. Hong Kong retained its top spot by recording the highest average peak connection speed of 63.6 Mbps, while Japan climbed up the ladder to second position with an average peak connection speed of 50 Mbps and Romania was at the third position with an average peak connection speed of 47.9 Mbps.

Internet Adoption: 2.4% of the Internet connections in India have 4Mbps speed or more, up 33% QoQ and 66% YoY and 0.3% of the Internet connections in India have 10 Mbps or more, up 102% QoQ and 85% YoY. India is currently ranked 74th in terms of broadband adoption (i.e greater than 4 Mbps) and 49th in terms of high broadband adoption (i.e. greater than 10 Mbps).

Globally, 13% of Internet connections have more than 10 Mbps speed, up 10% from the previous quarter and up 28% YoY while 46% of the Internet connections have more than 4 Mbps speed, up 5.8% from the previous quarter and up 12% YoY. Switzerland toppled South Korea in broadband connectivity with 88% of the Internet connections having more than 4 Mbps speed, while South Korea retained its top spot in terms of high broadband connectivity with 50% of the Internet connections having more than 10 Mbps speed.

Unique IPs: India has 16.2 million (16,281,136) unique IPv4 addresses, up 13.3% from 14.3 million IPv4 addresses in the previous quarter. Globally, there are 733.8 million (733,799,401) IPv4 addresses, up 3.1% QoQ and 10% YoY.

United States continues to have the highest number of IPv4 addresses for the quarter with 147.9 million (147,940,918) unique IPv4 addresses, followed by China which registered 110.5 million (110,473,009) unique IPv4 addresses. Japan retained its third spot with 42.1 million (42,052,616) unique IPs.

Attack traffic: India accounted for 2.6% of the global attacking traffic, as compared to 2.3% attack traffic recorded in Q4 2012. Attack traffic is the traffic generated to carry out distributed denial of service attack (DDoS Attack). China continued to retain its top spot, accounting for 34% attack traffic, followed by Indonesia which accounted for 21% attack traffic and United States which accounted for 8.3% attack traffic.

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