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The State of the Internet Report AMERICA'S HIGHLIGHTS - FIRST QUARTER, 2014
The State of the Internet Report AMERICA'S HIGHLIGHTS - FIRST QUARTER, 2014
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The State of the Internet Report AMERICA'S HIGHLIGHTS - FIRST QUARTER, 2014

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Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly "State of the Internet" report. This report includes data gathered across Akamai's global server network about attack traffic, average & maximum connection …

Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly "State of the Internet" report. This report includes data gathered across Akamai's global server network about attack traffic, average & maximum connection speeds, Internet penetration and broadband adoption, and mobile usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time.

This infographic illustrates the Americas Highlights with regard to Internet and Broadband Adoption, Security: Attack Traffic and Mobile Connectivity for the first quarter of 2014.

To download the latest edition of Akamai’s “State of the Internet” report, visit: http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/

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  • 1. United States: 40.6 Argentina: 18.8 Paraguay: 9.0 Venezuela: 7.9 Colombia: 16.8 Ecuador: 19.0 Chile: 20.9 Mexico:19.3 Brazil: 17.9 Costa Rica: 10.1 Panama: 12.5 Canada: 39.7 The State of the Internet Report AMERICAS HIGHLIGHTS – FIRST QUARTER, 2014 In the first quarter, the global average connection speed increased 1.8% to 3.9 Mbps, while the global peak connection speed decreased 8.6% to 21.2 Mbps. In the Americas, the United States had the highest average connection speed at 10.5 Mbps, while Bolivia had the lowest at 0.9 Mbps. Uruguay had the highest peak speed at 45.4 Mbps, while Venezuela had the lowest at 7.9 Mbps. INTERNET & BROADBAND ADOPTION 5 45 10 40 15 35 20 25 30 Mbps Average Peak Connection Speeds, Americas 1 9 10 11 8 2 7 3 6 4 5 Mbps Average Connection Speeds, Americas United States: 10.5 Uruguay: 4.3 Argentina: 3.2 Venezuela: 1.3 Paraguay: 1.2 Bolivia: 0.9 Bolivia: 8.4 Colombia: 3.0 Ecuador: 3.3 Chile: 3.3 Mexico:4.0 Brazil: 2.6 Canada: 9.7 Peru: 2.7 Peru: 17.1 Costa Rica: 2.0 Panama: 2.6 Global Average Connection Speed Global Average Peak Connection Speed 3.9Mbps 21.2Mbps DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT | www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet NOTE: The average and average peak connection speeds presented above are based on end-user connections from those mobile networks to the Akamai Intelligent Platform, and are not necessarily representative of a single provider’s full set of service offerings or capabilities. Within the Americas, Canada had both the highest average connection speed at 6.3 Mbps and the highest peak connection speed at 21.5 Mbps, while Argentina had the lowest average connection speed at 1.0 Mbps and the lowest peak connection speed at 6.6 Mbps. 0 5 10 15 20 25 Canada United States Venezuela ElSalvador Colombia Uruguay Chile Paraguay Bolivia Brazil Argentina Average Connection Speed Average Peak Connection Speed Mbps 6.3 15.1 5.5 19.9 4.3 2.3 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.0 12.8 9.1 11.1 11.2 2.3 21.5 8.5 7.1 9.3 6.6 Uruguay: 45.4 SECURITY: ATTACK TRAFFIC MOBILE CONNECTIVITY Together, North & South America drove just over 20% of observed attacks, with nearly twice as much coming from North America than South America. The blue areas represent each country’s percentage of the overall total amount of attack traffic observed by Akamai. 25% Other OTHER 1.6% Romania 3.2% Brazil 3.4% Taiwan 11% United States 6.8% Indonesia 41% China 2.6% India 2.9% Russia 1.7% Turkey South Korea 1.6%
  • 2. The State of the Internet Report EMEA HIGHLIGHTS – FIRST QUARTER, 2014 In the first quarter, the global average connection speed increased 1.8% to 3.9 Mbps, while the global peak connection speed decreased 8.6% to 21.2 Mbps.With a 5.8% quarter-over-quarter increase, Switzerland regained its top slot among the surveyed countries in the EMEA region, reaching an average connection speed of 12.7 Mbps. Israel and Romania remained the only two surveyed EMEA countries with average peak connection speeds above 50 Mbps in the first quarter, while South Africa had the lowest peak connection speed at 10 Mbps. SECURITY: ATTACK TRAFFIC INTERNET & BROADBAND ADOPTION MOBILE CONNECTIVITY 20 10 60 30 50 40 Mbps Average Peak Connection Speeds, EMEA 2 12 8 4 10 6 Mbps Average Connection Speeds, EMEA Germany: 8.1 Sweden: 11.6 Belgium: 10.0 Spain: 7.2 Switzerland: 12.7 Switzerland: 44.8 Czech Republic: 11.2 UK: 9.9Poland: 7.5 Netherlands: 12.4 Norway: 10.1 Norway: 35.7 Hungary: 7.5 Romania: 9.3Russia: 8.6 Ireland: 10.7 Finland: 10.7 Austria: 9.4 Denmark: 10.5 Sweden: 42.7 Belgium: 44.6 Czech Republic: 38.8 UK: 42.2 Netherlands:45.2 Israel: 57.6 Romania: 54.4 Finland: 36.5Austria: 36.0 France: 6.6 Slovakia: 7.3 Portugal: 6.4 Italy: 5.2 Turkey: 5.0 South Africa 2.6 United Arab Emirates 4.3 Israel: 8.9 Germany: 35.4 Russia: 41.3 Ireland: 38.7 Global Average Connection Speed Global Average Peak Connection Speed 3.9Mbps 21.2Mbps DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT | www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet NOTE: The average and average peak connection speeds presented above are based on end-user connections from those mobile networks to the Akamai Intelligent Platform, and are not necessarily representative of a single provider’s full set of service offerings or capabilities. Ukraine had the highest average connection speed at 7.3 Mbps, while South Africa had the lowest at 1.7 Mbps. Slovakia had the highest peak connection speed at 37 Mbps, while South Africa had the lowest at 6.0 Mbps. Average Connection Speed Average Peak Connection Speed 0 10 20 30 40 Mbps 7.07.3 7.0 6.6 6.1 6.1 5.9 28.4 30.4 37.0 34.3 32.2 35.1 34.0 Ukraine Denmark Slovakia Sweden Austria Russia France United Kingdom Ireland Czech Republic Spain Italy Norway Poland Moldova Slovenia Lithuania Netherlands Belgium Romania Germany Hungary Turkey Croatia Egypt Morocco South Africa 5.6 34.6 27.6 5.1 18.6 4.9 27.3 4.8 36.6 4.6 4.3 3.9 17.9 3.8 24.7 3.5 17.9 3.4 13.9 16.0 3.3 3.2 24.4 3.2 9.2 2.9 2.9 24.5 2.7 14.8 2.2 16.6 2.0 21.1 1.8 1.7 9.1 11.6 14.6 6.0 Spain: 32.2 Poland: 32.8 Hungary: 37.6 France: 25.8 Slovakia: 32.1 Portugal: 36.7 Italy: 21.4 Turkey: 26.6 South Africa 10.0 United Arab Emirates 32.4 During the first quarter of 2014,Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 194 unique countries/regions, up six from the fourth quarter of 2013. Europe contributed just over 16% of observed attacks.The percentage of observed attacks originating from African countries increased by half but remained low, reaching 0.6%. The blue areas represent each country’s percentage of the overall total amount of attack traffic observed by Akamai. 25% Other OTHER 1.6% Romania 3.2% Brazil 3.4% Taiwan 11% United States 6.8% Indonesia 41% China 2.6% India 2.9% Russia 1.7% Turkey South Korea 1.6%
  • 3. The State of the Internet Report ASIA-PACIFIC HIGHLIGHTS – FIRST QUARTER, 2014 In the first quarter, the global average connection speed increased 1.8% to 3.9 Mbps, while the global peak connection speed decreased 8.6% to 21.2 Mbps. South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong maintained their solid lead in the average connection speed metric globally and regionally, while India had the lowest at 1.7 Mbps. South Korea had a 68.5 Mbps peak connection speed, while India had the lowest peak speed at 12 Mbps. INTERNET & BROADBAND ADOPTION Global Average Connection Speed Global Average Peak Connection Speed 3.9Mbps 21.2Mbps DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT | www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet NOTE: The average and average peak connection speeds presented above are based on end-user connections from those mobile networks to the Akamai Intelligent Platform, and are not necessarily representative of a single provider’s full set of service offerings or capabilities. In the Asia-Pacific region, Japan had the highest average connection speed at 5.7 Mbps, while India had the lowest at 1.3 Mbps.The highest peak connection speed was in Australia with 114.2 Mbps, while the lowest peak connection speed was seen in Iran at 5.0 Mbps. 0 70 10 60 20 50 30 40 Mbps Average Peak Connection Speeds, Asia-Pacific Hong Kong: 66.0 Average Connection Speeds, Asia-Pacific South Korea: 23.6 China: 3.2 India: 1.7 Philippines: 2.1 Vietnam: 2.0 Indonesia: 2.4 Malaysia: 3.5 New Zealand: 5.6 Taiwan: 8.9 Australia: 6.0 China: 13.6 India: 12.0 Vietnam: 12.3 Indonesia:19.4 Philippines: 18.8 New Zealand: 24.3 Thailand: 5.2 Malaysia: 27.9 Australia: 31.6 Thailand: 34.4 Taiwan: 52.6 Singapore: 57.7 South Korea: 68.5 Japan: 55.6 0 4 8 12 16 20 24 Mbps 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Japan Hong Kong China Australia Singapore kuwait New Zealand Malaysia Indonesia Iran Kazakhstan Pakistan India Mbps 23.4 12.2 4.9 114.2 4.8 4.6 3.6 3.5 3.0 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.3 23.2 33.1 14.3 19.8 5.7 47.3 10.8 5.0 7.8 14.7 8.7 Japan: 14.6 Hong Kong: 13.3 Singapore: 8.4 SECURITY: ATTACK TRAFFIC MOBILE CONNECTIVITY Observed attack traffic concentration from the Asia Pacific region saw an increase to nearly 63% of observed attacks. The concentration in the Asia Pacific region was nearly 4x the volume seen from Europe. The blue areas represent each country’s percentage of the overall total amount of attack traffic observed by Akamai. 25% Other OTHER 1.6% Romania 3.2% Brazil 3.4% Taiwan 11% United States 6.8% Indonesia 41% China 2.6% India 2.9% Russia 1.7% Turkey South Korea 1.6% Average Connection Speed Average Peak Connection Speed

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