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2014 FIFA World Cup Championship match traffic pipped by semi final

2014 FIFA World Cup Championship match traffic pipped by semi final

Netherlands-Argentina FIFA World Cup semi-final streamed by more people than the Grand Final

The 2014 Netherlands-Argentina FIFA World Cup semi-final was streamed by more people than the championship match between Germany and Argentina.

That's according to traffic figures from Akamai Technologies - the company which worked with more than 50 broadcasters to stream live and on-demand video for all 64 matches to devices around the world.

Every match of the month long tournament was streamed to more than 80 countries around the world, making the 2014 FIFA World Cup the largest live sporting event that Akamai has ever delivered over its network, in terms of total video traffic volume.

Surprisingly, the Netherlands-Argentina semi-final on July 9 reached a peak traffic rate of 6.9 Terabits per second (Tbps), the highest of any live sports event delivered by Akamai.

Traffic during the July 13 World Cup Grand Final between Germany and Argentina peaked at 6.6 Tbps, while the Germany-Brazil semi-final on July 8 reached 5.8 Tbps.

This helped generate the highest overall total traffic peak ever recorded on the Akamai Intelligent PlatformTM, at 23 Tbps.

Over the course of the tournament, Tuesday matches saw the highest average peak of 5.1 Tbps, whereas Saturday contests had the lowest at 3 Tbps.

Weekday matches averaged 4.2 Tbps, compared to the weekend match average of 3.5 Tbps.

The data showed earlier start times were driving higher peaks.

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3pm EDT kick-offs peaked at an average of 4.9 Tbps, followed by 12 pm (3.9 Tbps), 4 pm (3.4 Tbps), 6 pm (2.2 Tbps) and 9 pm (1.8 Tbps).

The German national team drove the highest average traffic peak at 5.1 Tbps, followed by Portugal (4.9 Tbps), the U.S. (4.8 Tbps) and Ghana (4.5 Tbps). The four teams also comprised the “Group of Death,” which drove the highest average peak of all FIFA World Cup groups in the first round.

South Korea and Japan tied for the lowest average peak at 1.8 Tbps each. They were slightly behind Ecuador and Russia’s 1.9 Tbps.

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