Press Awareness 01/09/15: The Friday Five

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This week’s installment of “The Friday Five” follows… providing a snapshot of recent press coverage that demonstrates how Akamai is helping customers move Faster Forward. Highlights include:


  1. Akamai reporting on the State of the Internet
  2. Web security trends
  3. Dispatches from CES
  4. Predictions from APJ
  5. Akamai perspectives on IT trends


How state Internet speeds compare with countries around the world

Washington Post

January 8, 2015


On average, Internet speeds in Delaware are faster than in all but two countries. In fact, if they were countries, five states and D.C. would rank among the 10 with the fastest speeds.


That’s according to a report released Thursday that provides data on average peak connection speeds during the third quarter of last year, measured by Akamai Technologies, which hosts content online and claims to deliver between 15 percent and 30 percent of all Web traffic. The data represents average peak speeds, which Akamai argues better reflect Internet connection capacity than average speeds.


(See also FedScoop, ZDNet, Xconomy, CNNMoney, ISP Review, Computer Weekly, The Register, Advanced Television, CSI Magazine,VideoNuze)


Akamai predicts more cheap hacking toolkits, political attacks next year


January 9, 2015


We'll be seeing more severe vulnerabilities like Shellshock and Heartbleed in 2015, predicts Akamai Technologies Inc., the leading content delivery network. The use of cheap online hacking toolkits will continue to proliferate, as will politically motivated attacks such as those during last year's World Cup.


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Akamai just released its "State of the Internet" report for the third quarter of 2014, which was dominated by the Shellshock vulnerabilities and the World Cup.  Shellshock and Heartbleed are inspiring more researchers to look at old technologies for potential security flaws, said Bill Brenner, a senior program manager at Akamai.


(See also POLITICO, Hackbusters, Computerwoche Online, CCi (Cloud Computing Intelligence), Security-Insider, Help Net Security, Tech Week Europe)


Akamai Focuses on Quality, Analytics to Drive Growth

Beet TV

January 7, 2015


Video traffic on the Akamai network is accelerating quickly, and doubling faster than it did in years past, says Bill Wheaton, Senior VP and General Manager at Akamai, a cloud services centric tech platform, in an interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. What’s more, the traffic is growing at 75% compound annual growth rate, with the number of events delivered at 120%, on a compound annual growth rate basis. Given this increase, the quality of online video has to be just as good as TV, with no rebuffering and no stalls, Wheaton says.


Akamai 2014 review and 2015 perspective

Computerworld Hong Kong

January 5, 2015

Contributed by Akamai’s Andrew Wong


The Internet continued to play an ever-increasing role in the daily lives of people across the region in 2014. The estimated number of Internet users in Hong Kong is 5.751 million, with an overall Internet penetration rate of 73%. Today Asia is home to 45% of global Internet users, despite lower-than-average penetration.


Malaysia 2015: Akamai, Juniper, Xchanging, Oracle, EMC, Jabra

CIO Asia

January 8, 2015


Rick Lanman, Regional Manager, ASEAN, Akamai Technologies (pic), picked out trends within the broader internet framework:

One of the main highlights in our industry this year was the fact that smart devices and Web technology were used to consume a lot of media and to complete a lot more work. Akamai streamed a number of major worldwide events both in 2013 and in 2014, but the FIFA World Cup 2014 was by far the biggest sporting event in terms of Internet traffic that we have seen at Akamai.  The highest traffic of 6.9Tbps was recorded during the Argentina versus Netherlands game.


(See also Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia)




Akamai seeks more partners here

The Korea Times

January 9, 2015


Akamai Korea, the Seoul branch of a leading network platform provider, has pledged to beef up business ties with more Korean companies.


“Korea leads the global Internet connectivity sector," Tom Leighton CEO and co-founder of Akamai told a press conference at Akamai's new office in Gangnam, southern Seoul, Friday.  “It's also an important market where the headquarters of our key partners, such as Samsung Electronics and KT are located.  We expect further in-depth business relations with more partners.”