Cambridge, MA - Jul 23, 2013 - Akamai Technologies released its First Quarter, 2013 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.
More than 733 million unique IPv4 addresses from 243 countries/regions connected to Akamai, an increase of 3.1 percent over the previous quarter and 10 percent year over year. Since a single IP address can represent multiple individuals in some cases - such as when users access the Web through a firewall or proxy server - Akamai estimates the total number of unique Web users connecting to its platform during the quarter to be well over one billion.
Year-over-year, the number of global unique IP addresses connecting to Akamai grew by 10 percent - an increase of more than 73 million over the first quarter of 2012. Among the top 10 countries, yearly growth ranged from 1 percent in the United States to double-digit growth in the United Kingdom (11 percent), Russia (15 percent), Italy (20 percent), China (20 percent) and Brazil (38 percent). Worldwide, nearly 75 percent of countries/regions had higher unique IP address counts year-over-year.
In the first quarter of 2013, average connection speeds on surveyed mobile network operators ranged from a high of 8.6Mb/s to a low of 0.4Mb/s. Nine operators demonstrated average connection speeds in the broadband (>4 Mb/s) range while 64 more operators showed average connection speeds above 1Mb/s. 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.
More info from the report: www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2013/press_072313.html.