Kerala slips badly in Internet speed ranking


Bangalore: Kerala has slipped to the 9th position in the ranking of top ten Indian states with average connection speed of 750 Kbps as per Akamai’s latest ‘State of the Internet Report’ for Q1, 2010. Karnataka tops this list with 1,534 Kbps. Ironically Kerala had topped the list for Q3, 2009 with an average connection speed of 1,386 Kbps. For Q4, 2009, Kerala was second with 1065 Kbps. Globally India is ranked 118 for the national average connection speed of 796 Kbps.

In terms of number of unique IP addresses as seen by Akamai, India ranked #20 globally with over 3 million IPs. Kerala is at the tenth position among the states with 10,637 unique IP addresses. Maharashtra tops the list with 1.85 million unique IPs. In terms of observed attack traffic, India ranked #13 globally, with 2.2% of observed attack traffic with Russia ranked #1 with 12%.

Leveraging information gathered from its global server network, the report by Akamai Technologies Inc., the leading provider of cloud optimization services, provides insight into key Internet statistics such as broadband adoption, mobile connectivity, and attack traffic, as well as trends over time.  New to the report this quarter is expanded information about mobile networks, as well as a review of average maximum connection speeds.

In Q1, 2010, over 487 million unique IP addresses from 233 countries / regions connected to the Akamai network – 7.2% more unique IP addresses than Q4 of 2009, and 16% more than in the same quarter a year ago.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News


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