Akamai’s State of the internet report is out and as always has some pretty interesting statistics about India. The report is focused on “attack traffic” and “internet and broadband adoption”. India figures in all three domains of focus in this report. Here’s the most important India statistics.
- India figured in the top 10 countries for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2009.
- The percentage of “origin of attack “ for India saw a quarter-over-quarter decline.
Broadband adoption and Internet connectivity:
- From a year-over-year perspective, only Indonesia and India saw increased levels of narrowband adoption, and the levels of growth are fairly significant for both countries.
- Of all the 55 geographies that qualified for inclusion in the high broadband( defined as speed more than 5Mbps), India and China were the only two countries with adoption rate lower than 1%, they are 0.4% and 0.5% respectively.
- India is also planning to take aggressive steps to improve broadband connectivity throughout the country, with the proposed construction of a USD $13 billion national broadband network,25 intended to connect all cities, towns and villages with a population of more than 500 in two phases targeted for completion by 2012 and 2013. published reports indicate that the network would be capable of supporting connection speeds of up to 10 mbps in 63 of the country’s metropolitan areas and larger cities by 2014, while speeds of up to 4 mbps would be offered in 352 additional cities.
You can view the report here