For the second year running we’ve witnessed huge surges in traffic on our network during Wimbledon matches. As you can see from the graph below, traffic began to climb significantly from midday Friday, which we assume is attributable to people tuning into coverage of Federer vs Djokovic Semi Final (match start time 1pm). By 14:30 our traffic was up over 1Gb/s from the same time the day before. This was an increase in traffic higher than we have witnessed for any sporting events over the last three years (a time which of course included both the World Cup of 2010 and Euro 2012).
Murray vs Tsonga actually proved less popular over our network; albeit traffic levels between 4 pm and 6pm were still higher than we would normally expect on a Friday. We suspect that many employees from the companies we support had flocked either home, or to the pub, to catch the Brit in action.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on these figures as a true British sporting summer welcomes the Olympics later this month.