19 thoughts on “Akamai Data: Internet, Broadband Still Going & Growing”

  1. The information is very valuable, but i want to add that in India condition of internet is more than a worse, even Reliance is giving a very poor service to his costumers in NCR region, i was messed by the speed , i got 10-20kbps browsing in a 75kbps connection ,and sometimes i was unable to open google.com, cosutumer care are very unresponsive, everything is so slow here and we are dreaming of becoming developed nation,how could it be possible??

    1. Reliance has a terrible track record – what else can you expect from a bunch of lala πŸ˜‰

      But seriously I think the issue is of cabling and how old the copper infrastructure is in India. I am betting you guys get WiMAX-based broadband option soon enough which will be faster.

      1. what else can you expect from a bunch of lala πŸ˜‰ ……….hahahahhahahahahahahha
        Good one OM !!
        Btw Airtel is also lala company …mittal …but somewhat better than reliance ……….But I also face the same issue of google being slow to open on airtel ……..I used 100 mbps link Singapore it was just amazing …..pity we dont have anything that close in india …….why cant some company invest in fiber here …..as its fastest growing telecom and broadband base ….maybe govt should invest give subsidize internet infrastructure here

      2. but here the issue is not of copper cabling because they are providing connection through optical fibre. this is overall the system faults. and how can we expect the WiMAX based broadband because 3G is yet not stable .

    2. A 75Kbps (kilobits) downstream connection would give you a theoretical maximum of 9.3KB/s (kilobytes).

      I’m not necessarily doubting what you say but if you *are* getting the units mixed up, there’s your explanation.

  2. Governments in all countries should take care of providing broadband, it is such an important utility for encouraging innovation and prosperity. If they leave it to the telcos it will never get done. We need fibre to the homes, it is cheaper and better than copper and intervention would make it happen.

  3. That arrogant company should get their network together so everybody can actually get max. speeds on it before telling the world what the global state of broadband is. Apart from the amount of unique IP addresses, this data can hardly be taken serious. The top 10 of amount of connections that are 2 mbit/s or faster looks completely ridiculous anyway. But I’m glad to know that they have better internet in Tunisia, Monaco and Slovakia than many other countries like the Scandinavian ones.

    They’ll know that everybody from bloggers to newssites blindly copies their reports everytime they release one though so it’s not hard to understand why they don’t give a hoot. What a joke.

    1. Man you cant be serious,, when talking about Akamai, you do know this data provieds a very large understanding of How, when and why, Internet performs better or suffers drastically because of which many MNC’s try to make thing better from their end or they go to Akamai, and i guess once you start handling 25% of worlds internet traffic you earn a little right to be Arrogant hahaha πŸ™‚ Well you wont understand that but still, its only a fool who can take knowledge as arrogance,, if you combine the matirx of Limelight , Level 3, CDNetworks, they dont come even near the the number what Akamai shows so i would say stop blogging like a fool and start reading more. take care man, Hope your employers are happy with you πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Im from Pakistan and I’m on 512 Kbps atm. We have upto 2 Mbps speed for 3600 – 5000 PKR. Speed is awesome and I’m getting the full 62.4 kbps downloading speed. Hopefully, I’ll be switching to 2 Mbps connection next month. πŸ™‚

  5. Curious how this can possibly be accurate for the *entire* Internet. Akamai delivers only about 25% of Internet traffic, for a certain subset of customers that are skewed towards the enterprise. What about the other 75% of traffic – how can they know what’s going on in Limelight or Level3 or CDNetworks networks, or on the public Internet at large? How can they comment on *overall* trends when their observations are limited to the segment concentrations of their customers?

    Besides, didn’t Akamai say traffic growth was slowing just a few months ago? (http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/7/akamai-q2-earnings-analysis)

    This is nothing more than a PR stunt with some nice shiny graphs.

    1. Hey paul good to know that you havent graduated yet,, cos if you would i dont think your reading would be so poor,, Akamai no where says its the entire internet report,, it clearly states the Akamai global report,, well i wont waste my time to make you understand the meaning of it πŸ™‚ and akamai delivers 25% of internet traffic, but its way higher than all the clowns in the business who tried to Mock Akamai’s Business plan,, thats why most of the companies went out the business when the internet bubble burst. I guess todays class is over for you son any doubts Reply to this let see how talented you are :P.

  6. I am Kamran from Karachi, Pakistan.Here we got 1Mbps speed for just 600 per month.Our Cable system is awesome.
    Usual download speed is 200K

  7. The only company with halfway decent broadband in India is BSNL. Between 2004 and 2007 (when I was in India) I got consistently good service from BSNL on a DSL line.

    Although slow to begin with (312 kbps), they changed to a 256k/2 MB shared line in ’05 that was pretty decent between 10pm and 5 am when everyone was asleep.

  8. Guys,
    Network switches & systems go up gigabits speed this days, so why the hell are will still dwelling around kps – 2/12/15mbps ???
    Can those responsible get this nonsense sorted out!!


    1. Dude actually the cost of establishing a giga bit speed internet connection is way too high and people in underdeveloped and developing cannot afford it. Its pointless for them it they establish an ISP for giga bits and do not find anyone interested in getting it at such high rates. Heck it will cost the general public way higher than minimum wage rate in the country.

  9. These numbers are completely ridiculous.
    I’m from Tunisia and I’ve never experienced such speeds. The best we can have is 1,5 Mb (in theory) for the public.

    Add the fact that all internet connections pass trough a central agency (managed by the government like Iran), you can easely understand the state of internet connections are like 10 years ago in Europe

    1. Right on ya Anis,

      it’s a fiction that is hard to believe, the connections above 2Mb are rare ( i think 12% of all the “linked” folk)

      add to that the ATI ,our Big Brother but still the rising rate of the subscribers is getting “high” that’s a fact,

      we got a long path to walk (chill out haters :P).

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