Akamai Releases 2Q2013 State-of-the-Internet Report

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Cambridge, MA - Oct 16, 2013 - Akamai Technologies released its 2Q2013 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and broadband adoption and availability, among many others. Some highlights of the report follow.

■ Year-over-year, global average peak connection speeds continued to demonstrate solid growth, rising 17 percent.

■ Quarter-over-quarter, the global average connection speed rose 5.2 percent to 3.3Mb/s (up from 3.1Mb/s).

■ Global average peak connection speeds increased slightly during the second quarter of 2013, up 0.1 percent to 18.9Mb/s.

■ Year-over-year, average connection speeds were up 9.2 percent, with nine of the top 10 countries/regions demonstrating positive growth of more than 10 percent

■ Global high broadband (>10Mb/s) experienced a 13 percent quarter-over-quarter increase. Global broadband (>4Mb/s) improved 11 percent on the quarter.

■ During the second quarter of 2013, average connection speeds on surveyed mobile network operators ranged from a high of 9.7Mb/s to a low of 0.5Mb/s. Eleven operators demonstrated average connection speeds in the broadband (>4Mb/s) range, and 62 operators showed average connection speeds above 1Mb/s.

■ Data collected by Ericsson shows that the volume of mobile data traffic grew 14 percent during the quarter and nearly doubled year-over-year.

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