Friday, April 29, 2011
[update-2] The Royal Wedding Challenge - Who will be the First to Publish Traffic Statistics? [Sandvine!]
Tom Donnelly reports to the company's blog that "Early observations show that over-all downstream traffic in North America this morning increased by around 20% over the same period last week, led by increases in video formats like RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocols) and Flash. HTTP traffic also increased as a result of throngs of Royal Watchers reading the news online. Over the course of the coverage, the peak was reached between 6:30am (EST) and 6:45am, before dropping off quite quickly".
Note the early hours for the North America viewers.
See "Sir Internet – A Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight Preview" - here and chart below.