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Timico Reports 24% Olympic Internet Usage Spike

Posted: 29th Aug, 2008 By: MarkJ
Timico, a unified communications service provider, has echoed earlier reports from PlusNet (original news) that alluded to the recent 2008 Olympic Games in China causing a spike in broadband Internet usage.

The initial opening ceremony saw a 10% or so increase in ADSL based internet usage, claims Timico. However the growing success of Team GB caused this to jump, reaching a staggering 24% increase in peak usage:

Timico Blog Post: "Ordinarily this would have caused a problem to our customers because Timico has a policy of not thottling usage - the increase in usage would normally have slowed the performance of their web access.

However in this instance we had had the foresight to order additional capacity as part of our standard planning process and were able to bring it forward so that it timed nicely with the success of Team GB.

Interestingly our customers with homeworkers showed a much lower increase in usage than those with connections into their offices - presumably this was because homeworkers could have the TV on in the corner of the home office and didn’t need to watch online.
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Now that the Olympic Games are over everything is back to normal, they confirmed. Hopefully consumers didn't fall foul of any ISP usage restrictions. Credits to Thinkbroadband for spotting the link.
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