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New record set

A new record has been set for the peak level of traffic delivered by Akamai on its network. At more than 60Tbps, the number eclipsed the previous record of 47Tbps set on 29 August, 2017.

The new peak was driven by several major events taking place concurrently on top of the normal day-to-day traffic that Akamai delivers.

Michael Fay, vice president of media products and operations at Akamai, said: “Year after year, Akamai is setting new records of traffic volume and customer utilisation of our network, whether we’re supporting a month-long sports tournament with multiple competitions every day or one major event with a dramatic peak in traffic.”