Euro Football leads to increase in network traffic

18 · JUN ·2012

As expected, Monday nights Euro 2012 football match between England and France led to a significant traffic surge across our network.

From 5pm onwards we generally see bandwidth on our graphing take a steady downward trajectory, instead we witnessed a steep increase at 5 pm followed by an even sharper decline at 7 pm when the game finished.

This is of course further evidence that corporate networks are being used for live streaming of sporting events. We’ll no doubt see more of this when the Olympics comes next month.

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Posted by Karen Lane