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Akamai State of the Internet Q1-2017

Akamai has released their 2017-Q1 state of the Internet report, and as usual it includes some interesting insights into what is going on in how the world is connected.

A few interesting things I noted:

  • 814M active IPv4 addresses were observed
  • Belgium remains the IPv6 adoption leader at 38% of connections supporting dual-stack, followed by Greece at 25%, and the US at 22%
  • Verizon & T-Mobile now have 82% of connections to Akamai being served over IPv6

Akamai – Q1 2017 State of the Internet (Copy)

2016 Addressing Report

Geoff Huston recently released his annual addressing report looking back at 2016.  Within his report a few things jumped out at me.

  • Transfers (almost 4,000 transfers constituting more that 32 million IPv4 addresses) continue to grow and mostly are old legacy address blocks which are now being put into reuse.
  • The ARIN region, despite its restrictive “need-based” policies on IPv4 transfers continues to lead in transfers with more than 15 million addresses in 2016.
  • Transfers are creating some level of deaggregation, this was largely expected as current IPv4 address holders break up larger blocks to sell either for a higher per unit price, or to match the size needed to buyers.
  • The number of IPv6 addresses being distributed to organizations continues to increase with more than 50,000 /32s being distributed in 2016.

Addressing 2016 (copy)

BGP 2016 (copy)