Monday, October 22, 2012

Akamai Sees 460x Increase in IPv6 Requests in a Year

Akamai Technologies released its Q2, 2012 State of the Internet report. The report has some interesting statistics on IPv6 traffic and network attacks:
  • 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 percent of observed attack traffic originated in the Asia Pacific/Oceania region; 36 percent from Europe; 23 percent 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 percent year-over-year growth in number of connections at high broadband levels (greater than 10 Mbps)

See "Akamai Releases Second Quarter 2012 'State of the Internet' Report" - here.

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