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Akamai: India Slips To 79th Position In Broadband Adoption; Lowest Speeds In Asia


The number of Internet connections having more than 4 Mbps speed in India increased to 2.1% of the Internet connections while the number of Internet connections having more than 10 Mbps speed in India has dipped to 0.2% of the Internet connections, for the second quarter of 2013, according to the ‘State of the Internet’ report by the content delivery network Akamai Technologies.

Akamai says the report was generated based on the data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, and provides 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 6.8% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and up 23% year-on-year (YoY). India has slipped five positions to 119th in terms of average connection speed and continues to have the lowest average connection speed among the Asian countries measured in the report.

Globally, the average connection speed stood at 3.3 Mbps, a 5.2% increase QoQ and a 9.2% increase YoY. South Korea continues to have the highest average connection speed with 13.3 Mbps, followed by Japan which has an average connection speed of 12 Mbps and Switzerland which has an average connection speed of 11 Mbps.

Avg Peak Connection Speed: The average peak connection speed in India was at 10.5 Mbps, a 3.5% increase QoQ and a 44% increase YoY. India has slipped three positions in the leader board for the quarter and is ranked 112th in terms of average peak connection speed. It also has the lowest average peak connection speed among the Asian countries measured in the report.

Globally, the average peak connection speed increased to 18.9 Mbps, a 0.1% increase QoQ and 17% increase YoY. Hong Kong retained its top spot by recording the highest average peak connection speed of 65.1 Mbps, followed by South Korea which has an average peak connection speed of 53.3 Mbps and Japan which has an average peak connection speed.

Internet Adoption: Internet connections having 4Mbps speed or more increased to 2.1% of Internet connections, registering 7.3% growth QoQ and 46% growth YoY, while the Internet connections having 10 Mbps declined QoQ to 0.2% of Internet connections, registering a 22% dip QoQ but a 37% increase YoY. India has slipped five positions to 79th position in terms of broadband adoption (i.e greater than 4 Mbps) and has slipped one position to 50th in terms of high broadband adoption (i.e. greater than 10 Mbps).

Globally, 14% of Internet connections have more than 10 Mbps speed, up 13% from the previous quarter and up 38% YoY whereas the Internet connections having more than 4 Mbps speed have reached the halfway mark (50%), registering a 11% growth QoQ and 24% YoY. Switzerland continues to retain the top spot in terms of broadband connectivity (< 4Mbps) with 90% of the Internet connections having more than 4 Mbps speed, while South Korea retains its top spot in terms of high broadband connectivity (< 10 Mbps) with 45% of the Internet connections having more than 10 Mbps speed. Unique IPs: India has 17.5 million (17,519,442) unique IPv4 addresses, up 8% from 16.2 million IPv4 addresses in the previous quarter. Globally, there are 752 million (752,349,857) IPv4 addresses, up 2% QoQ and 13% YoY.

United States continues to have the highest number of IPv4 addresses for the quarter with 154.5 million (154,515,420) unique IPv4 addresses, followed by China which registered 113.9 million (113,908,551) unique IPv4 addresses and Japan which registered 40.8 million (40,794,484) unique IPs.

Attack traffic: India accounts for 2% of the global attacking traffic, down from 2.6% attack traffic recorded in Q1 2013. Attack traffic is the traffic generated to carry out distributed denial of service attack (DDoS Attack). Indonesia generated the highest attack traffic, accounting for 38% attack traffic in Q2 2013, followed by China which accounted for 33% attack traffic and United States which account for 6.9% attack traffic.

Download: Q2 2013 Report

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