Sochi opening drives 1 Tbps of online video traffic

Winter_GamesAkamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, has revealed that the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Sochi on February 7 drove more than 1 Tbps of online video traffic across the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Akamai is helping more than 20 broadcasters deliver live and on-demand online video coverage of the Sochi Games to viewers using connected devices around the world.

In addition to the opening ceremony, several other events have also generated notable peak traffic volumes, including:

Figure skating, biathlon, luge: 761 Gbps on February 8
Figure skating and ski jumping: 949 Gbps on February 9
Biathlon: 969 Gbps on February 10
Cross-country skiing and Biathlon: 1.3 Tbps on February 11
Figure skating and snowboarding: 1.3 Tbps on February 11

“The Sochi Games mark Akamai’s tenth year of helping rights holders deliver the Olympics experience to audiences around the world,” said Troy Snyder, Vice President and Executive Producer, Akamai. “We believe that the scale and reach of the Akamai Intelligent Platform has played a crucial role in helping to ensure that everybody from family and friends of participating athletes, to fans of the Olympics and sports in general have been able to enjoy the Sochi Games, no matter where they’ve watched or what connected device they’ve used.”

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