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.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54917363
    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.
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    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.
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    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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