Volume 4, Number 2 the state of the Internet 2Nd Quarter, 2011 reportINcludes INsIght oN mobIle traffIc aNd coNNected deVIces from erIcssoN
Get the most out of the State of the Internet with our new Data Visualization www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet Average Peak Connection Speed 50,000 GERMANY SPAIN JAPAN 40,000 UNITED STATES HONG KONG AUSTRALIA 30,000kbps 20,000 10,000 0 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 08 08 08 08 09 09 09 09 10 10 10 10 11 11 Source: Akamai View trends over time for key metrics from the report compare trends save & print across the top 100 countries/regions as well as u.s. states across geographies customized graphs
letter from the editorWith the publication of this edition of the State of the Internet report, we havetaken steps to make the report more globally inclusive. We are now publishing asingle report that incorporates the asia pacific-specific content that was previouslypublished as part of a separate report, as well as europe-specific content, whichhas not previously been broken out or published on its own. by including uniquesections on the united states and selected countries within europe and the asiapacific region, we hope to enable readers to more easily find information on theirgeographies of interest, as well as enabling them to more easily compare metricsacross geographies.the data visualization tool launched in conjunction with the 1st Quarter, 2011 report, available at www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet, has been updated to include data from the second quarter. as noted last quarter, the tool allowsusers to select metrics, time frames, and geographies of interest, and then generate and download graphs of theassociated data. In addition, we have also added state-level data from the united states to the data visualizationtool, and we hope to further enhance it in the future.unfortunately, Internet disruptions as a response to civil and political unrest continue to be used as a tool bygovernments in the middle east. In this quarter’s report, we look at the impact of a disruption of Internet connectiv-ity in syria that occurred in early June.security on the Internet and Web continues to be a hot topic, and issues around ssl have featured heavily in theindustry press. this quarter, for the first time, we’ve mined data collected from akamai’s secure content deliverynetwork to examine the use and distribution of the ciphers used by Web clients – in short, looking at just howsecure browser-to-server connections are.We are excited to once again feature data from akamai partner ericsson – in this quarter’s report, they provideinsight into smartphone usage and the impact of various factors on the volume of traffic that these connecteddevices generate.In the upcoming 3rd Quarter, 2011 report, we will continue to track the growth of Ipv6 usage across the Internet,as well as examining Internet disruptions, and other security- and mobile-related topics.david belson
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The “spinning globe” featured in the Akamai NOCC represents where Akamai servers are located and how much traffic they are seeing.