Traffic Statistics for Yesterday

Eric Kujawski ekujawski at
Wed Jul 8 16:25:15 UTC 2009

Speaking from a provider's view, this is what we saw/heard during the event.

Total concurrent streams (across the board not just us): 781,000

Traffic wise, we peaked at close to 45G over our daily average across all locations during the MJ event.  This was all live streaming traffic for one of the well known sites.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Bates [mailto:jbates at] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:14 AM
To: Shon Elliott
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: Traffic Statistics for Yesterday

Shon Elliott wrote:
> Does anyone have any data on how the memorial event for Michael Jackson effected
> the global backbones? This was seen as another inaugural type of traffic day to
> most of the people I've talked to.

We are far from a global backbone, though the eyeballs transiting 
through us appear to have not needed more bandwidth. Was there high 
bandwidth apps for the memorial? Seems strange to charge for something 
you'd give out free over the Internet.


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