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Highlights from the upcoming Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report

The Q4 2014 State of the Internet Report will be available for download on March 25. In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from the report.

Security
Across the fourth quarter, Akamai observed attack traffic originating from nearly 200 unique countries/regions. Of these, China and the United States remained the top two sources. Port 23 remained the most targeted port for attacks during the fourth quarter -- continuing the trend of the previous two quarters. Additionally, Akamai recorded a rise in DDoS attacks.

Internet and Broadband Adoption
In terms of connection speeds, the global average connection speed remained consistent with the third quarter while an increase was observed in average peak connection speeds.

Broadband adoption, on the other hand, declined. High broadband and 4K readiness both saw nominal increases from the third quarter.

Mobile Connectivity
According to traffic data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic was up from the third quarter. Furthermore, mobile connection speeds remained strong while average peak mobile connection speeds saw significant boosts from the third quarter.

For the full report, preregister for the Q4 2014 State of the Internet Report and receive it first when it is available on March 25.

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