Akamai: Soccer Sets Streaming Record

According to Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), the Portugal-France 2016 European Championship soccer match this past weekend set a ...

Akamai: Global Average Internet Speeds Up 15% YoY
Akamai: Global Average Internet Speeds Up 15% YoY

According to Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), the Portugal-France 2016 European Championship soccer match this past weekend set a new record for live streaming in sports.

Akamai says the 7.3 Tbps peak, which was hit during the match's overtime period, eclipsed the former live sports record of 7.0 Tbps generated by the Argentina-Netherlands semifinal in the 2014 World Cup. The championship match also drove a peak of more than 3.3 million concurrent streams.

The top five highest-traffic matches Akamai observed were:

  1. Portugal-France (7.3 Tbps; 3.3 million concurrent streams)
  2. Germany-Italy (6 Tbps; 2.7 million concurrent streams)
  3. Germany-France (5.9 Tbps; 2.6 million concurrent streams)
  4. England-Iceland (5.3 Tbps; 2.4 million concurrent streams)
  5. Italy-Spain (5.3 Tbps; 2.3 million concurrent streams)
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