Akamai’s findings: the peak occurred on March 31st
ROME – Soaring internet traffic in Italy. With smartworking, remote lessons, streaming and entertainment services, there was an increase of 30% from the end of February to the end of March 2020, unlike a monthly traffic that usually settles on a + 3%. These are the findings of the Akamai technology company which explains how in the peninsula throughout the month there has been a constant growth in remote connections with a peak on March 31st.
Globally, if the analysis is done over a wider period of time, checking the traffic peaks from March 2019 to March 2020, the result is an increase in traffic of more than two times, “with peaks of 82 Tbps respectively ( terabit per second, editor’s note) in 2019 and 167 Tbps in 2020. The daily traffic peak of the last 14 days also exceeds the 82 Tbps peak that was recorded a year ago, with an average of 100 Tbps per day “. In all this situation, Akamai explains, the activities of the hackers that target especially the gaming sector have not stopped.