rAge gamers burn through 100TB on 5.2Gbps connection

Internet Solutions (IS) provided a 5.2 Gigabit per second Internet service to gamers attending rAge 2014, and they made the most of it by burning through 100TB of data.

“This year we have seen record-breaking speeds and traffic volume in the IS-sponsored NAG LAN area at rAge,” said Greg Montjoie, Executive for Connectivity at IS.

“Traffic downloads reached 99.64TB with 24.34TB uploaded over the three days of the expo. This is equivalent to each gamer having experienced the equivalent of a 100Mbps broadband service.”

But what did the 2,100 gamers at rAge do to consume 100TB of data, you may ask. “Patches for both Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 topped the list, while the highest HTTP traffic came from EA, Playstation, Microsoft (Windows Updates and Xbox), Steam and Nvidia, AMD and ATi,” said Montjoie.

Last year IS sponsored a 1Gbps connection to the expo for the first time – setting the initial record for a LAN connection in Africa. The event saw a total of 21TB downloaded.

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