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Asia leads the world in average connection speeds

Anuradha Shukla | May 3, 2012
Findings from Akamai’s fourth quarter 2011 ‘State of the Internet’ report.

Asia has been identified as the leader with regards to average connection speeds, according to Akamai's Q4 State of the Internet (SOTI) report for 2011.

The report indicates that the majority of the fastest cities in the world were in the Asia Pacific region, with the top 100 list including Hong Kong, one in Australia, six in South Korea, and 61 in Japan.

Broadband adoption levels remain fairly strong in the Asia Pacific region, with Malaysia and China having broadband adoption of 20 percent or more.

Number of unique IP addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform increased to more than 628 million and South Korea had the highest average connection speed and highest average peak connection speed in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Akamai also recorded a 3.4 percent increase in China that brings the country's unique IP address total to more than 84 million.

Internet trends

Akamai Technologies is a popular cloud platform for helping enterprises, providing secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

Its Fourth Quarter, 2011State of the Internet report is based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, and shows that more than 628 million unique IP addresses from 236 countries and regions connected to the Platform during this period.

Asia Pacific/Oceania generated 45 percent of attack traffic in the fourth quarter of 2011, and Port 23 (Telnet) is a favourite target for attacks observed to be originating from South Korea and Turkey.

China has been identified as the top source of observed attack traffic in the report.

Cities in the Asia Pacific region dominate the list of the 100 fastest cities worldwide and South Korea takes the top spot in high broadband adoption in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Average connection speeds in Asia increased 13 percent on a year-over-year basis while Internet users in Oceania have witnessed a 132 percent increase, says Akamai.

 

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