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Interoute, owner-operator of a global cloud services platform, and UEFA’s ICT provider, has revealed there were 4,117,620 million visits to UEFA.com over the weekend as Juventus took on Real Madrid in the Champions League Final. Major spikes in web traffic occurred at 10pm, when game statistics, highlights, player interviews and celebration footage were displayed.
Viewers in China accounted for the most traffic to the website. Compared to last year’s 2016 Champions League Final, when UEFA.com received 2,520,602 visits, the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final attracted 2,641,515 million visits to UEFA.com.
This year also saw an increase in mobile visits to the site (73 per cent) in comparison to last year’s final (68 per cent), as smartphone browsing continues to grow.
Mark Lewis, EVP, Products & Development at Interoute commented, “There’s a continuing trend towards dual screen viewing as consumers increasingly access the internet to add to the experience of live events. However, to ensure that fans can enjoy web content without any lag, providers must have a robust ICT infrastructure foundation in place for web content. UEFA.com relies on Interoute’s secure and scalable networked cloud, that can cope with major spikes in demand and ensures a great UEFA.com experience for fans across the globe. For a world increasingly reliant on good digital user experience, a low latency, resilient infrastructure is essential. Businesses that are prepared for this online-first generation will undoubtedly take the lead in their market.”