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UK ISP Fluidata Report Record Office Internet Traffic Surge During Wimbledon

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 (8:33 am) - Score 570

Business ISP Fluidata reports that last week’s annual Wimbledon tennis tournament in London (England) caused the highest increase in office internet traffic witnessed on their broadband network for any sporting event over the past three years, mostly as a result of video streaming (e.g. iPlayer) by day workers.

Apparently traffic on the ISPs network began to climb “significantly” from midday Friday (6th July 2012), which coincided with live TV coverage of the Federer vs Djokovic Semi Final. In fact by 2:30pm Fluidata reports that its traffic was up over 1Gb/s (Gigabits per second) from the same time the day before.

friday wimbledon internet traffic

Traffic then remained high during the Murray vs Tsonga match, although Fluidata added that it proved to be “less popular over our network“. Part of the reason for that is because the game took place during mid-late afternoon, when most people were travelling home from work or going to the pub.

Next up.. the London 2012 Olympic Games, which probably won’t cause the internet to “drop out”¬†like the UK government originally feared (here).

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