By all accounts it seems the Internet served British Royalty very well today and is perhaps even worthy of a knightship. We wanted to share some early observations, because they’re just too juicy for us to savour alone with our tea and fruitcake!
We observed a significant increase in video traffic on North America’s fixed access networks, led by RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) and Flash, which both surged more than 20% above the same period last week, and a slight increase in HTTP traffic (driven by web browsing).
There’s also a clear spike in YouTube traffic, associated with the ceremony coverage, as many subscribers “tuned in” to catch the highlight – it seems that these same subscribers then dropped off in droves, as YouTube traffic plummeted after 6:30am.
Stay tuned for more trends and Internet phenomena as we analyze the data over the weekend!