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Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2011 ‘State of the Internet’ Report

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. April 30, 2012

  • South Korea
  • China
  • Report incorporates four-year trending data, illustrating how Internet connectivity has improved over time

Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet Akamai Intelligent Platform

Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet

Highlights from Akamai’s 2011 fourth quarter report:

Global Internet Penetration

In the fourth quarter of 2011, more than 628 million unique IP addresses from 236 countries and regions connected to the Akamai Intelligent Platform.  This represents 2.1 percent more IP addresses than connected in the third quarter of 2011, and an increase of 13 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago.

United Kingdom China

Attack Traffic and Top Ports Attacked

China The United States Indonesia Asia Pacific Europe Africa

In an examination of attack traffic concentration among the top 10 targeted ports, the report found that the top 10 ports account for 65 percent of the observed attacks. Port 445 (Microsoft-DS) ended 2011 at the top of the list being targeted by 25 percent of observed attack traffic.

South Korea Turkey China Indonesia

100 Fastest Cities Worldwide

In the fourth quarter of 2011, analysis of the top 100 fastest cities around the world, based on average connection speeds, reflected the following:

  • Asia Pacific Japan South Korea Australia Hong Kong
  • North America Canada the United States
  • Europe Sweden Switzerland Romania Latvia

Moving to High Broadband Connectivity

South Korea Europe The Netherlands The United States

Mobile Connection Speeds and Data Consumption

In the fourth quarter of 2011, the average measured connection speed for known mobile providers worldwide ranged from a high of slightly more than 5 Mbps to a low of 163 kbps. Approximately 75 percent of the surveyed providers had average connection speeds above 1 Mbps.

Germany Thailand Germany Austria Canada

In the fourth quarter of 2011, users at eight of the surveyed mobile providers consumed an average of 1 GB or more per month delivered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform.  Users at 75 of the surveyed providers consumed greater than 100 MB per month of content from Akamai, and users at the remaining 19 providers consumed less than 100 MB per month.

Through its relationship with Ericsson, Akamai again included data collected by the equipment provider in the State of the Internet report.  According to Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic in the fourth quarter of 2011 doubled year-over-year and grew 28 percent quarter-over-quarter.     

Trends over Time

Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet

  • Asia
  • Africa South America
  • South America Africa
  • Narrowband adoption continued to decline globally with all regions reporting similar percentage declines (64-78 percent).

About the Akamai State of the Internet report

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Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet

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