Akamai’s State of the Internet reports leverage data gathered across Akamai's global server network about attack traffic, average & maximum connection speeds, Internet penetration and broadband adoption.
Global connection speeds
The global average connection speed saw a 3.5% increase in the second quarter of 2015, to 5.1 Mbps. Quarterly changes were positive across the board for the top 10 countries/regions, with the exception of South Korea, which saw a 2.1% decrease from the first quarter. Japan saw the largest quarterly gain at 7.8%, while the remaining eight countries saw modest gains ranging from 1.5% in Hong Kong to 4.6% in Switzerland.
World Top average connection speeds:
South Korea – 23.1 Mbps, Hong Kong – 17.0 Mbps, Japan – 16.4 Mbps, Sweden – 16.1 Mbps, Switzerland – 15.6 Mbps
In the second quarter of 2015, nearly 804 million unique IPv4 addresses from 242 unique countries/ regions connected to the Akamai Intelligent Platform. This is a 2.8% increase in the number of unique IPv4 addresses seen by Akamai as compared with the second quarter of 2014, but represents a 1.1% drop from the number seen in the first quarter of 2015 — reflecting possible trends toward greater IPv4 conservation practices and increasing IPv6 adoption as IPv4 address space becomes depleted.
In q2 2015, the largest DDoS attack measured more than 240 gigabits per second (Gbps) and persisted for more than 13 hours. The peak bandwidth is typically constrained to a one to two hour window.
Top Source Countries for DDoS Attacks
China 37.01%, US 17.88%, UK 10.21%, India 7.43%
Top Source Countries for Web Application Attacks
China 51%, US 15%, Brazil 11%, Germany 7%