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Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2011 'State Of The Internet' Report

China top source of observed attack traffic
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-- Number of unique IP addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM) increased to more than 628 million -- South Korea boasts both highest average connection speed and highest average peak connection speed -- China top source of observed attack traffic -- Report incorporates four-year trending data, illustrating how Internet connectivity has improved over time 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 Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as Internet penetration, mobile traffic and data consumption, origins of attack traffic, IPv6 adoption and global and regional connection speeds.

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Marking the end of its first four years of publication, the Fourth Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet report includes a section highlighting trending data for several key categories. Compiled to show changes over time in important State of the Internet report statistics, this data and corresponding analysis provide a snapshot of just how much Internet connectivity has changed since Akamai began publishing the report in 2008.

Highlights from Akamai's 2011 fourth quarter report:

Global Internet Penetration

In the fourth quarter of 2011, more than 628 million unique IP addresses from

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