VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1
1ST QUARTER, 2013 REPORT
INCLUDES INSIGHT ON MOBILE TRAFFIC AND CONNECTED DEVICES FROM ERICSSON
Introducing the Complete Solution.
Hyperconnected. Cloud and Mobile Ready.
The hyperconnected world presents tremendous opportunities for businesses to lead.
Four key trends shape today’s marketplace: mobile, media, cloud, and security. Each one
represents its own set of challenges and opportunities for businesses. To help customers
accelerate growth in this landscape, Akamai continues to develop innovative solutions
that leverage the power of the Intelligent Platform.™
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Optimize and mobilize
to grow revenues
Gain business agility
by leveraging cloud
Web security so you can
Engage your audience
globally and at scale
Monetize your network
and control costs
Letter From the Editor
Over the last several years, Akamai has worked to provide additional insight, beyond the State of the Internet Report,
into what is happening on our Intelligent Platform through data visualization tools. The tools available at
www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet endeavor to provide users with customized views of current and historical data
from the report, while others at www.akamai.com/ipv6 and www.akamai.com/html/technology/visualizing_akamai.html
provide a much broader perspective.
A year ago, we also launched Akamai IO, with the intention of providing actionable data on mobile browser usage
as seen across a sample of Akamai traffic. We have referenced updates to the data sets powering Akamai IO in last
quarter’s and this quarter’s reports, and we expect that an updated interface will also be available by the end of
August. With the new interface, available at www.akamai.com/io, users can filter and group the data across multiple
categories including device OS, browser, device type, network type, continent, and country, enabling unique and
customized views of the data.
In addition, we have also recently released a Web version of our “Akamai in 60 Seconds” visualization at
www.akamai.com/60seconds. In addition to serving some two trillion content requests a day, there’s even more
happening on the Akamai Intelligent Platform at any given time: video streaming, route optimization calculations,
DNS lookups, and content purges, just to name just a few. With so much taking place, “Akamai in 60 Seconds”
presents a snapshot of the broad range of activity occurring on the platform. The data points shown in the
visualization represent peak values for the given metrics as measured across the Akamai Intelligent Platform during
a 60-second time period, and are collected from several internal Akamai systems and databases, normalized to one
minute. Because the graphic is showing peak values over time, the numbers shown will change when new peaks are
reached, and it is likely that event-related activity will drive updates to some metrics.
We plan to continue to evolve and enhance both Akamai IO and Akamai in 60 Seconds throughout 2013, as well
as improve the State of the Internet Report with additional and better information in areas like attack traffic, mobile
connectivity, and IPv6, as well as updating design elements of the report. We’ve started with this quarter’s report, adding
an “Americas” section, highlighting connectivity metrics in countries across the North and South America continents.
As always, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions about the State of the Internet Report, connect with us
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @akamai_soti.
– David Belson