Tag: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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