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Start of World Cup leads to record Internet traffic levels

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2010 16:54 User comments (3)

Start of World Cup leads to record Internet traffic levels According to new measurements by Akamai and reported by ZDNet, World Cup fervor has translated to record Internet traffic levels.
The Akamai Web traffic meters have classified the action as "heavy" since yesterday, with traffic to news sites around the world reaching a peak of 12.1 million visitors per minute (vpm) yesterday at noon.

After dipping in the afternoon, traffic held at after 6 million vpn, 130 percent higher than average, with above average traffic coming from every continent but most notably from Europe and Africa.

The traffic numbers seem to imply that traffic to news sites was most active during the South Africa vs. Mexico game, but remained strong for the France vs. Uruguay game.

Previously, the record for vpm was 8.5 million, which was set on the day of President Obama's election.

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3 user comments

112.6.2010 18:48

Ok....Nice to know That SOCCER dominate the whole world !

32 days - 32 Countries

For Games Times, live Scores and Results:
http://www.goal.com/en-us/scores/group-results/244/fifa-world-cup

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Jun 2010 @ 19:31

212.6.2010 19:12
xaeroak15
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I have been getting a bad QoS from yesterday , the packet loss rate is about 50%

312.6.2010 22:23

Originally posted by xaeroak15:
I have been getting a bad QoS from yesterday , the packet loss rate is about 50%
mine too. guess now i know why.
uh well, GO SPAIN GO!!
:)
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