India stands at 12th in attack traffic origination

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 November 2008, 05:58 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: India stands at 12th position in terms of global attack traffic origination in Q3, contributing 1.6 percent to observed global attack traffic, according to an internet penetration survey.

The country was ranked at 20th position in terms of number of observed IP addresses with 2.6 million connections, indicating a growth in IP addresses by 23 percent. Meanwhile, China had 38 million and Unites States had 109 million unique IPs, while being ranked at 2nd and 1st places respectively. It was revealed in the third edition of Akamai Technologies' quarterly "State of the Internet" report.

While India ranks at 153rd place in terms of number of IP addresses per capita, with 2.3 unique IPs per thousand people, China had 30 unique IPs per thousand people and United States had 360 unique IPs per thousand people, ranking them at 94th and 6th slots respectively. The percentage of Internet connections from India with speeds above 256 Kbps was at 74 percent, indicating gradual shift from dial-up speeds to high speed connectivity, while the Internet connections with speeds above 2 Mbps was at 5 percent, growing 16 percent over Q2.

Commenting on the report, Sanjay Singh, Managing Director - India, Akamai Technologies said, "During the third quarter of 2008, Akamai observed web-traffic originating from 179 unique countries around the world. Our global network of 40,000 servers across 70 countries enables us to offer unique insight into how the Internet is being leveraged around the world. In Q3, we saw 23 percent growth in terms of new IPs from India. This increase may be attributable to more people turning to the World Wide Web for news and video content related to the Beijing Olympic Games, which took place in August. We also noted a gradual improvement in terms of IP per capita which increased to 2.3 unique IPs per 1,000 people, and believe India is moving in the right direction and is poised for significant growth in Internet adoption in the coming years."

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