Posts Tagged ‘Internet traffic’

Egypt Loses the Internet

Updated January 31: Added graph and discussion of remaining active paths Following a week of growing protests and periodic telecommunication disruption, Egypt suddenly lost all Internet connectivity at approximately 5:20pm EST Thursday. The below graph shows traffic to and from Egypt based on ATLAS data from 80 providers around the world. Between 3 and 5pm […]

Google Sets New Internet Traffic Record

In their earnings call last week, Google announced a record 2010 third-quarter revenue of $7.29 billion (up 23% from last year). The market rejoiced and Google shares shot past $615 giving the company a market cap of more than $195 billion. This month, Google broke an equally impressive Internet traffic record — gaining more than […]

How Big is Google?

Google’s recent FTTH announcement generated a wave of media coverage and industry discussion. Responses ranged from exuberant local communities racing to sign up to anti-competitive howls from incumbent carriers. Industry pundits wondered what is Google up to? What will the search giant do with 1Gbps to the home? And more ominously, is Google getting too […]

Who Put the IPv6 in my Internet?

About this time last year, we released a study on the state of IPv6 deployment in the Internet. Our August 2008 paper found diminishingly small traces of IPv6 — less than one hundredth of 1% of Internet traffic. This year? In a dramatic reversal of long-term IPv6 stagnation, global IPv6 traffic globally grew more than […]

The Internet After Dark (Part 2)

This blog completes our informal three week study of Internet daily traffic patterns. Using data from the Internet Observatory, we analyzed weekday application traffic across 110 geographically diverse ISPs, including some of the largest carriers in North American and Europe. We believe this report (and upcoming paper) represent the largest study of Internet traffic temporal […]

The Great GoogleLapse

Web sites go down. Circuits fail. Network engineers goof router configs. And few of these outages ever make the nightly news… But if you happen to be Google and your content constitutes up to 5% of all Internet traffic, people notice.  Network engineers around the world frantically email traceroutes to mailing lists. IRC channels fill […]

ATLAS 2.0: Observing A Rapidly Changing Internet

It’s already been over 2 years ago since we first introduced our Active Threat Level Analysis System – ATLAS, a multiphase project that’s been evolving pretty much constantly ever since.  The first phase of ATLAS focused on capturing data via a globally scoped network of sensors running a number of data capture and analysis tools […]

The Great Obama Traffic Flood

Streaming video traffic coverage of Obama’s inauguration flooded North American backbones today. Traffic increases varied wildly across US providers with some seeing an overall 5% increase in backbone traffic and others jumping more than 40%. This multi terabit per second flood represents one of the single largest one day spikes in Internet traffic since ATLAS […]