Digital News Asia — ASIA continued to surge ahead in average Internet connection speeds, with South Korea leading the pack, according to the State of the Internet Report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 by web technology company Akamai. South Korea extended its lead despite a decline of 5.9% in the adoption of 25Mbps connections compared with Q1 2014, the company said in a statement.
Akamai Technologies announced today the opening of a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Bangalore, India. The new facility, which began operations in December 2014, adds significant bandwidth capacity and round-the-clock expertise to Akamai’s global cyber defense network. By the end of this year, Akamai said that the SOC in Bangalore will be its second largest in terms of human resources outside of the United States.
Akamai Technologies has inked a partnership deal with China Unicom’s cloud business, CU Cloud, to offers its full range of web performance, media delivery, and cloud security services. One of China’s largest cloud computing service providers, CU Cloud will bundle its services with Akamai’s offerings and both partners will further develop opportunities aimed at helping Chinese businesses expand their web presence globally.
With an average Internet speed of 2.7 Mbps, Vietnam’s Internet speed was ranked 99th in the world in the final quarter of last year, according to a report of U.S. cloud computing services provider Akamai Technologies. The report on State of the Internet in quarter four of 2014 showed Vietnam’s average Internet connection speed in the fourth quarter of 2014 improved slightly from the previous quarter (2.5 Mbps). In Southeast Asia, Vietnam was ranked after Singapore, Thailand (45th) and Malaysia (75th) but above the Philippines (101st) and Indonesia (122nd).
Australia has been spared the worst of a significant increase in attacks on internet-connected systems highlighted in content delivery giant Akamai’s latest state of the internet security report. The country is the second most common destination in the world for web application attacks, Akamai’s figures show. However, the overall threat against Australian sites is very small at 2.27 percent of all attack traffic. United States-based websites are overwhelmingly the most attacked at 81.6 percent of attack traffic, Akamai noted.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong had the fastest Internet connection, followed by Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and China. According to the report, the average Internet connection speed in Vietnam was 2.5 Mbps in the third quarter of last year, down 12% quarter-on-quarter, while the highest speed to be recorded was 16.6 Mbps. Compared to the same period of 2013, the average and the highest speeds in Vietnam inched up, with respective increases of 22% and 38%.
Akamai Technologies has announced that Bangkok Bank is using Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions to deliver high quality user experiences for its growing customer base across all geographies.mIan Guy Gillard, Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, said, “Akamai’s ability to provide a fast, secure and quality web experience has directly supported our plans to expand our business internationally, ensuring we provide all our customers with seamless and secure access to our banking services wherever they are.”
Akamai has enabled media and entertainment company KKBOX to increase content availability in Hong Kong and Asia. Akamai’s media delivery solutions and web performance solutions has enabled media content to be broadly accessed and distributed on demand. The deployment has increased download speed by 425 percent ensuring high-quality online viewing, faster loading and video broadcast for viewers in Southeast Asian countries.
Akamai Technologies has opened a new data center in Japan as part of an on-going expansion of its global network to fight distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks are designed to render websites unavailable either by an overwhelming flood of fake requests, or with the use of malicious requests which exploit legacy protocols and programming weaknesses.
SINGAPORE — PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), a state-owned telecommunications and network provider, today announced that it has joined the Akamai NetAlliance Partner Program. The strategic partnership with Akamai® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, will enable Telin to provide Akamai’s Web Performance, Media Delivery, and Cloud Security Solutions to its business customers in Indonesia.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership agreement with China Telecom Corporation Limited’s cloud division, CT Cloud. CT Cloud is one of the largest cloud computing service providers in China, offering quality cloud services to customers. As part of the strategic partnership, CT Cloud has agreed to offer an integrated solution incorporating Akamai’s full suite of industry-leading media delivery, Web performance, and cloud security offerings with its own Cloud services to Chinese businesses looking to grow their global Web presence.
Akamai Technologies has appointed Graeme Beardsell as new managing director, Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Graeme will lead all aspects of sales, business Development and Go-to-Market strategies for the entire region. He will report to Akamai senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, Sanjay Singh. Bearsell has more than 25 years of senior management, sales, consulting and product management experience in both start-ups and established companies with the likes of IBM, Salesforce, Experian and Solace Systems.
SINGAPORE — (Marketwired) — 06/29/14 — Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Collaboration and Unified Communications services in the world, announced today that it is the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Collaboration Service Provider of the Year award. Recognizing outstanding performance by companies in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) industry, Arkadin was chosen for making major breakthroughs in new business for driving further expansion, customer service excellence and revenue growth from its services spanning audio, web and video conferencing and Unified Communications technologies.
SINGAPORE: The average Internet connection speed for Singapore during the first quarter of 2014 hit 8.4 megabits per second (Mbps), representing a 6.1 per cent jump month-on-month, according to the latest figures by Akamai Technologies. According to its State of the Internet report for the first quarter of 2014, which was released on Friday (June 27), Singapore was ranked fifth in the Asia-Pacific region based on its 8.4 Mbps average connection speed. It is behind South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong,and Taiwan, which were ranked first to fourth in that order, it added.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, announced today the appointment of Andrew Wong as country manager for Hong Kong and Taiwan. In his role, Andrew will lead all Sales, Marketing and Partner activities in the two markets.