CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, today released its 4th Quarter, 2010 State of the Internet report available for download at www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Internet Platform, the report provides insight into key global Internet statistics such as the world's fastest and slowest regions for connection speed, the most frequent origins of attack traffic, and the highest-performing geographies for mobile connectivity, as well as resulting trends over time.
Highlights from Akamai's quarterly report include the following:Internet Penetration In the fourth quarter of 2010, over 556 million unique IP addresses from 234 countries/regions connected to the Akamai Internet Platform. This represents 4.2% more IP addresses than connected in the third quarter of 2010, and over 20% more than in the same quarter a year ago. The top ten countries/regions accounted for nearly 70% of the total observed IP addresses, indicating that the majority of the world's unique IP addresses are concentrated within a proportionally small number of geographies. The findings are in line with an October report from the International Telecommunications Union, which identified that "while 71% of the population in developed countries are online, only 21% of the population in developing countries are online."(1) Mobile Consumption & Connectivity Mobile consumption and connectivity speeds continued to increase in the fourth quarter. Of the 105 mobile providers surveyed by Akamai, 62 experienced an increase in average data consumption delivered by Akamai over the prior quarter and 89 providers saw consumption increase year-over-year. Looking at average peak connection speeds amongst the 105 providers, yearly growth was generally strong, with average peak connection speeds more than doubling at over 30 providers, and with 96 total providers showing year-over-year growth.
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