This time we took a closer (and geeky) look at traffic stats during El Clásico - the major Spanish football match. We analyzed traffic flowing from our DiViCloud PoPs to one of the European ISPs we serve.
We isolated the Live traffic from the general traffic, by using the DiViLive capability. DiViLive identifies Live unicast sessions, transferring the same data to multiple users at the same time, and eliminates this redundancy, making way for x5-10 Live sessions.
The diagram below shows only the Live traffic during the period 19:00-01:00 on different days.
The El Clásico match took place on October 6th, demonstrating a spike of over 6x above the baseline live traffic volumes.
It was very interesting to see that in many other days, apart from October 6th, Live traffic spikes during evening hours. Can you match these to other Live events?