Record UK Broadband Data Usage [2020-11]

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    Not surprising given the game sizes and all the updates. I expect it to be substantially higher on the 19th.
    Xbox and Call of Duty cause record broadband data use in UK

    The UK's leading internet providers have experienced record broadband use as a result of new Xbox consoles and fresh releases to the Call of Duty games franchise.

    The internet service providers will be tested again on 19 November when the PlayStation 5 comes to the UK.
    BT said broadband traffic peaked at 18 terabits per second (Tbps) - equivalent to delivering about 1,510 hours of high-definition video every second.
    Virgin Media said 108 petabytes of data were consumed via its network - 1PB is equivalent to one billion megabytes (MB) or one million gigabytes (GB).

    It said this was 30% higher than its average figure last month, and the busiest it had been since June, when Call of Duty: Warzone's Season 4 had launched.
    Openreach - which provides the network infrastructure to many of the UK's internet service providers - said its traffic had been high but not quite record-breaking.

    It told the BBC that 174PB of data was consumed on Tuesday versus a figure of 193PB on 5 August, which was when season five of Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare went live.
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