World Cup ‘Group of Death’ drives online video traffic

schweinsteiger-footballAkamai has put together figures on World Cup streaming, revealing the highest average peak traffic occurred during the Germany v USA and Ghana v Portugal matches last week – when it reached 6.8t Tbps.

This had an effect on the entire Group G (termed the ‘Group of Death’ because of the strong line-up – Germany, Portugal, Ghana and USA) figures, which across the 12 matches averaged peak traffic of 4.3 Tbps on the Akamai Intelligent platform.

The remaining seven groups broke down as follows:

D – 3.6 Tbps

A – 3.4 Tbps

B – 3.3 Tbps

F – 2.4 Tbps

E – 2.2 Tbps

C – 1.9 Tbps

H – 1.9 Tbps

Other traffic trends from the first round …

Average Peak Traffic by Day

Monday – 3.7 Tbps

Thursday – 3.4 Tbps

Tuesday – 3.1 Tbps

Wednesday – 3.1 Tbps

Friday – 2.7 Tbps

Saturday – 2.3 Tbps

Sunday – 2.2 Tbps

This clearly shows that online viewing was higher weekdays as opposed to weekends.

Average Peak Traffic by Time of Match (time shown is ET, but this is global traffic)

12 PM – 3.5 Tbps

3 PM – 3.1 Tbps

4 PM – 3 Tbps

6 PM – 2.2 Tbps

9 PM – 1.8 Tbps

The later the match, the lower the peak.

Average Peak Traffic by Region

North America – 4.3 Tbps

Europe/Middle East – 3.1 Tbps

South America – 3 Tbps

Africa – 2.8 Tbps

APJ – 2.2 Tbps

Average Peak Traffic by Team

Germany

4.90

Portugal

4.90

Ghana

4.53

USA

4.53

Brazil

4.13

Mexico

4.00

England

3.93

Italy

3.90

Spain

3.80

Uruguay

3.57

Costa Rica

3.53

Netherlands

3.40

Chile

3.33

Croatia

3.13

Cameroon

3.00

Australia

2.93

Iran

2.73

France

2.67

Argentina

2.67

Switzerland

2.40

Nigeria

2.37

Bosnia-Herzegovina

2.30

Ivory Coast

2.20

Honduras

2.20

Colombia

2.17

Belgium

2.10

Algeria

1.97

Ecuador

1.93

Russia

1.93

Japan

1.83

South Korea

1.80

Greece

1.80

 

Posted by on Jul 3 2014. Filed under Articles, Broadband, IPTV, Markets, OTT, Research.

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