Data on the Changing World of Data

Some remarkable datapoints from an Akamai virtual conference with analysts today (via CIBC):

  • Since the week of Feb 10th, Akamai has seen a 30% increase in traffic in four countries with early lock-downs (China, South Korea, Japan, Italy) vs. RoW.
  • Since the week of March 9th as more countries implemented lock-downs, global traffic saw 30% Y/Y growth vs. 3% on average
  • Peak traffic has more than doubled Y/Y to 167 Tbps.
  • AKAM execs calling it the “greatest spike in Internet traffic the company has ever experienced
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