iOS 7 update traffic

Nick Olsen nick at
Thu Sep 19 17:23:11 UTC 2013

We also saw a huge spike in traffic. Still pretty high today as well.
We saw a ~60% above average hit yesterday, And we're at ~20-30% above 
average today as well.
Being an android user, It didn't dawn on me until some of the IOS users in 
the office started jumping up and down about IOS7
Nick Olsen
Network Operations (855) FLSPEED  x106

From: "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:19 PM
To: "NANOG" <nanog at>
Subject: Re: iOS 7 update traffic

On Wed, 18 Sep 2013, Tassos Chatzithomaoglou wrote:

> We also noticed an interesting spike (+ ~40%), mostly in akamai.
> The same happened on previous iOS too.

I see it here, too.  At its peak, our traffic levels were roughly double 
what we would see on a normal weekday.


> Zachary McGibbon wrote on 18/9/2013 20:38:
>> So iOS 7 just came out, here's the spike in our graphs going to our ISP
>> here at McGill, anyone else noticing a big spike?
>> [image: internet-sw1 - Traffic - Te0/7 - To Internet1-srp (IR Canet) -
>> TenGigabitEthernet0/7]
>> Zachary McGibbon

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