Fluidata reports surge in network traffic during Euro 2012
The 2012 European Championships have so far resulted in an increase in data consumption on the Fluidata network, the business broadband provider has revealed.
During England's opening fixture of the tournament against France on June 11th, Fluidata reported a "significant surge" in network traffic.
Whereas the company typically sees bandwidth take a steady downward trajectory from 17:00 each evening, on the day of the match a steep increase was seen at this time, followed by an even sharper decline at 19:00 BST when the game finished.
"This is of course further evidence that corporate networks are being used for live streaming of sporting events," commented Fluidata.
"We'll no doubt see more of this when the Olympics comes next month."
In April, the internet service provider revealed it has taken steps to prepare its network for the expected surge in bandwidth caused by people watching action from London 2012 on their office computers.
Fluidata said its DSL platform routers run at no more than 30 per cent of capacity at peak times, with average usage across the network standing at 15 to 20 per cent.
This means traffic re-routed during a failure should be absorbed "with ease", it claimed.