Surprising Surge In Attack Traffic From Indonesia This Year: Akamai
Internet Speeds and Mobile ConnectivityAkamai's State Of The Internet report also looked at global average and peak connection speeds, which saw a quarter-on-quarter rise in global average Internet connection speed rise 4% to 3.1 Mbps (up from 2.9 Mbps). Around the world, 123 qualifying countries/regions saw a year-on-year increase in average connection speeds ranging from 1.4% in Oman to 122% in Iraq. Global average peak connection speeds increased 9.2% to 18.4 Mbps during the first quarter of 2013. Hong Kong remained in the No. 1 spot at 63.6 Mbps, an increase of 9% over the previous quarter. During the same period, average connection speeds on surveyed mobile network operators ranged from a high of 8.6 Mbps to a low of 0.4 Mbps. Nine operators demonstrated average connection speeds in the broadband (>4 Mbps) range while 64 more operators showed average connection speeds above 1 Mbps. Data collected by Ericsson indicates that the volume of mobile data traffic doubled from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013, and grew 19 percent between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. "This quarter’s State Of The Internet report shows continued positive growth in terms of Internet and broadband adoption worldwide. We have seen overall increases in average and peak connection speeds along with greater broadband penetration on both a quarterly and annual basis," says David Belson, the report’s editor. "However, the levels of malicious activity we’ve observed show no signs of abating, as evidenced by the ongoing rise in DDoS attacks. This reinforces the continued need for vigilance by organizations that are conducting business and maintaining a presence on the Internet." Here's an infographic that summarizes the data:
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