Thursday, July 15, 2010

Akamai Reports Traffic Peaks during World Cup

Akamai reported that global interest in this year's World Cup was over 2X higher than the 2006 event, as demonstrated by Akamai's Net Usage Index for News, which registered a peak of more than 20 million visitors per minute on June 24th, compared to a peak of 8 million visitors per minute during the 2006 World Cup.

For this year's World Cup, Akamai delivered live and on-demand Web content and streaming for 24 global broadcasters into 65 countries during the month-long World Cup championships. Customers included ESPN, Prisacom, Televisa, TV2 and TV4. Some highlights:

On, matches were viewed by 7.4 million unique viewers

  •'s front page, which prominently featured World Cup news, video and scores, saw 304 million visits and 663 million page views

  • Swiss IPTV portal saw its traffic more than double during peak times and supported more than 100,000 additional viewers during the event

  • provided live and on-demand streams of all matches in Switzerland and at peak times registered up to 35,000 concurrent streams, a streaming record.

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