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Akamai Releases Second Quarter 2012 'State Of The Internet' Report

Akamai observed attack traffic from 188 unique countries/regions during the second quarter of 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-- Industry numbers show imminent global exhaustion of IPv4 addresses

-- Akamai identifies 460 times increase in IPv6 requests over its platform

from June 2011 - June 2012

-- During the quarter, approximately 38% of observed attack traffic

originated in the Asia Pacific/Oceania region; 36% from Europe;

23% from North and South America

-- Among top countries ranked by average measured connection speed, Japan

experienced largest year-over-year percentage growth (21 percent)

-- U.S. experienced 76% year-over-year growth in number of

connections at high broadband levels (greater than 10 Mbps) Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today released its Second Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report.

Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM), the report provides insight into key global statistics such as Internet penetration, mobile connection speeds, origins of attack traffic, and global and regional connection speeds.

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Featured analysis in the Second Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report also includes an examination of mobile browser usage by network connection type collected via Akamai IO. In addition, the report provides a review of recent Internet disruptions in China and Syria measured using pertinent traffic patterns across the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

Highlights from Akamai's 2012 second quarter report:

Global Internet Penetration

More than 665 million IPv4 addresses from 242 countries/regions connected to the Akamai Intelligent Platform during the second quarter of 2012. The figure represents a 10% increase year over year. Given that a single IP address can represent multiple individuals in some cases, Akamai estimates the total number of unique Web users connecting to its platform during the quarter to be well over one billion.

Of the top 10 countries with the most unique IPv4 addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform, Brazil experienced the largest growth, increasing

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