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Akamai: The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Broadcast


08/13/2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? was the largest live sporting event ever delivered in the history of Akamai.

Akamai worked with more than 50 broadcasters to stream live and on-demand video for all 64 matches to smartphones, tablets and array of connected devices across the world



The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? was the largest live sporting event ever delivered in the history of Akamai.

Akamai worked with more than 50 broadcasters to stream live and on-demand video for all 64 matches to smartphones, tablets and array of connected devices across 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. The Netherlands-Argentina semi-final match on July 9th reached a peak traffic rate of 6.9 Terabits per second (Tbps), the highest of any live sports event delivered by Akamai.?

To help understand the concept of Terabits:  The traffic peak for the Netherlands-Argentina match was the equivalent of downloading 4,312 copies of ?Victory? every second. (?Victory? is a 1981 soccer movie with Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, and Pelé.)

The traffic during the July 13th championship final match between Germany and Argentina peaked at 6.6 Tbps

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