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What do you know about the state of the Internet? Akamai releases the first quarter report 2013

Akamai Technologies has just released the first quarter report for 2013. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key Asia and global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and broadband adoption and availability, among many others. The report also states that 34% of attack traffic originates in China.

  • Attack Traffic and Top Ports Attacked
    • China and Indonesia are the top two sources of observed attack traffic globally and the vast majority (94%) of the attacks from Indonesia targeted Ports 80 (WWW/HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS/SSL), potentially indicating aggressive botnet activity.
    • Other countries in Asia which made it to the top 10 attack traffic originating list include India, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • Global Average and Peak Connection Speeds
    • Hong Kong was again number one at 63.6 Mbps, an increase of 9 percent over the previous quarter.
    • Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand all more than doubled adoption rates as compared to the first quarter of 2012, increasing 101%, 116%, and 196% respectively.

The report that Akamai Technologies has just released provides an insight into key global statistics:

  • Network connectivity
  • Global average and peak Connection speeds
  • Attack traffic
  • Broadband adoption and availability
  • Mobile Connectivity

Summing the report up, “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,” said 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 organisations that are conducting business and maintaining a presence on the Internet.”

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