Akamai state of the internet q4 2011Document Transcript
Volume 4, Number 4 the State of the Internet 4th Quarter, 2011 reportINcludes INsIght oN mobIle traffIc aNd coNNected deVIces from erIcssoN
AkAmAi TechnologiespuTs The inTerneTin your handsAkamai’s Internet VisualizationApp gives you a custom viewof traffic carried by our morethan 100,000 servers, locatedin countries all over the world.The Internet Visualization Appalso enables you to view threattraffic as it happens, on a globalor local scale. To download, search for “Akamai Internet Visualization App” on iTunes, or go to http://bit.ly/akamaiapp
Letter From the EditorThis issue of the State of the Internet report marks the completion of the fourth year of the report’s publication.In addition to the expected fourth-quarter coverage, we have also taken an opportunity to look back at trends wehave seen throughout 2011, as well as over the four years during which the report has been published. You can findthis historical perspective towards the end of the report in Section 8.After spending multiple weeks each quarter knee-deep in the data that provides a perspective on the trends seenin key Internet metrics, we thought it would also be interesting to provide a historical perspective on the report itselfwith a few ‘meta’ statistics: • Total word count: Over 208,000 • Total page count: 600 • Total number of charts and figures: 431 • Total number of footnotes/endnotes: 771 • Total number of downloads: Over 70,000 • Growth in the usage of the term “broadband”: Nearly 4x (38 in Q1 2008 to over 140 in Q4 2011) • Total occurrences of the words “security” or “secure”: Over 200 • Number of languages translated into: Four (Japanese, Chinese, French and Spanish)Over the last four years, the report has also been covered by the mainstream media and technology/network-centricmedia outlets, as well as in radio interviews for Boston’s WBZ, Dubai Eye 103.8, and American Public Media’s Market-place Tech Report. In addition, data from the report has been used by a number of people and organizations involvedin developing broadband policies for nations around the world, in addition to being cited several times in theUnited States National Broadband Plan.Looking forward into 2012 (and beyond), there is a laundry list of enhancements to the report that we willbe working towards implementing. These include, but are not limited to: • More granular insight into existing attack traffic data, as well as the addition of data on DDoS and Web-based attacks as seen by Akamai • Additional mobile insight, including a goal of expanding the network providers list, as well as adding data on device usage as seen by Akamai • Additional insight into IPv6 adoption as seen by Akamai • Identifying additional collaboration partners that will enable us to present a wider, more holistic perspective within the report • Changes to the data tiers reviewed within the report (such as possibly eliminating the ‘narrowband’ tier, but adding a >10 Mbps tier) • Updated look and feel of the reportIn addition, we have a long-term goal of shifting the State of the Internet from a printed/PDF model to a primarilyonline model, with the underlying data made available through visualizations, APIs, and downloadable data sets,supplemented by blog posts and Tweets that provide context for, and commentary on, the data and observed trends.How do you use the State of the Internet report? What sort of data would you like to see us include in it?Let us know via e-mail at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @akamai_soti.– David Belson
THE FUTURE IS FOREVER 6 JUNE 2012 Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012. Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the sucessful one- day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development. For more information on World IPv6 Launch, go to www.worldipv6launch.orgFor more information on Akamai’s support for IPv6, go to www.akamai.com/ipv6
The “spinning globe” featured in the Akamai NOCC represents where Akamai servers are located and how much traffic they are seeing.