The Web in 2016: performances and protocol extension

According to Akamai Technologies, expert in content delivery network services (CDN), the average Internet connection speed worldwide increased by 14% in 2016. Its study report, entitled “Akamai Intelligent Platform” presents a series of statistics relating to connection speeds, the virtually unavoidable interruptions of the Internet Web, and migration to the IPv6 protocol.

The constant increase in the average speed of connection is a trend that is described as positive. Norway has retained its leading position in European countries with 20.1 Mbps. The average connection speed worldwide reached 6.1 Mbps.

The report also analyzes the typology of current security threats in the cloud and provides detailed information on two record DDoS attacks launched by botnet Mirai. The 3rd quarter report shows a 138% increase in the total number of DDoS attacks over 100 Gbps compared to the previous year. Web application attacks decreased by 18% compared to the previous year. Every two or three years, the sector undergoes “annunciatory attacks”, whose size and scope differ radically from the previous ones. Current developments lead to the possibility of DDoS attacks or attacks on Web applications, which should lead manufacturers to increase the security of their devices.

Belgium is once again the world’s biggest IPv6 adoption leader with 38% of Akamai’s connections to IPv6, with France ranked tenth (Proxad / Free 24% and Orange 13%), thanks to a recent increase. The number of IPv6 addresses is expected to grow rapidly due to the growth of mobile phones.

Akamai Technologies also announced that its on-demand transcoding cloud service now supports Common Media Application Format (CMAF). The CMAF specification defines a common file format for media streaming. He is on the verge of becoming an international standard (DIS, Draft International Standard) of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). This unique file format is designed to optimize the efficiency of encoding, packaging, storing and broadcasting OTT (Over-The-Top) content across the entire ecosystem of online video. The CMAF standard is designed to streamline the entire process by reducing the need for a single file that can be read on all terminals. See also www.akamai.com/  www.akamai.fr/

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