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Star Wars Battlefront storms the Internet

We talk a lot about how live events can impact the Internet – the Super Bowl, NCAA March Madness, World Cup, and the Olympics immediately jump to mind. I am an avid follower of Netflix and how the impact of the release of a Netflix original series being binge-watched can affect broadband networks. The release of a new OS version from Microsoft and Apple...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Recommended

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Digital Delivery of Windows 10 Spikes Downloads on Broadband Networks

I have always been fascinated by how the digital delivery of content can affect broadband networks. I did a study when the PS4 was released on what it took me to update the PS4 and get 4-5 good games downloaded to the platform (it was ~75GB if I recall correctly). Every time that Apple releases a software update or Microsoft releases patches, network...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Recommended, Windows 10 Software Delivery, Network Traffic Management

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World Cup: Global, Local, Mobile in Brazil

I am a huge fan of what is often referred to as “The Beautiful Game”. This game I am referring to is also known as soccer (aka football outside of North America). I have season tickets to my local Major League Soccer team (Go Revolution!) and take any chance I get to see great teams play in great stadiums. I have seen El Classico in the Camp Nou (where...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Internet Intelligence, World Cup 2014, Network Traffic Statistics

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It’s Popcorn Time…Or is it?

The UK courts have issued an injunction instructing service providers to block sites that are offering downloads of the increasingly popular application Popcorn Time. Popcorn time is often called the “Netflix of Piracy”, since it presents the user with a Netflix-like interface and allows them to stream videos using file sharing technology. Popcorn Time,...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Bittorrent, File Sharing, Popcorn Time, Piracy

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Snowpocalypse Now: Streaming Video in the Winter of my Discontent

If you are like me and stranded in the snowstorm that is being called Juno, you may be watching online video. I just looked around and realized that besides me, everyone in my family is currently watching online video. I am diligently working (writing this blog now, but it is a living!)

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Netflix, AmazonPrime, YouTube

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Apple’s Flash Mob: IOS 8 Update Resembles DDOS Attack for operators

IOS Updates and Real Time VisibilityWe always watch what happens with IOS updates, and the latest IOS 8 update has hit some networks pretty hard. Several of our customers had such severe traffic spikes that they initially thought that they were under a DDOS attack. Fortunately using our real-time visibility tools, they were quickly able to realize that...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Apple, Events, IOS, DDOS

Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing
By Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing
September 18, 2014
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Apple Launch “Time”: iPhones, Mobile Pay, VoLTE, VoWiFi, and Watches

Apple once again is attempting to change multiple markets at one time. With this launch, payment ecosystems, fitness wearables, mobile voice and roaming calls were all offered new solutions that may or may not change the way people interact with their phones. Some of these announcements may also have an impact on mobile and fixed networks worldwide.

Topics: Analytics in Motion, VoLTE, Internet Intelligence, Apple, Network Traffic Statistics, Iphone

Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing
By Cam Cullen - VP of Global Marketing
September 10, 2014
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March Madness: Making strides online, but users still prefer large screen experience

Maybe it was the lure of $1,000,000 offered by Warren Buffet (Sadly no one will collect on that). It certainly had something to do with Thursday and Friday being work days. Maybe the Big Upsets started getting people online once they started happening. This year, the opening weekend of March Madness had a bit more impact on the Internet than previous...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Sports, Live Streaming, Video, March Madness

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House of Cards: Binge watching in High Definition

As reported on Friday, House of Cards launched with a very big initial push, with anywhere from 5-15% of Netflix subscribers on several worldwide broadband networks at least sampling one episode. Two big conclusions jumped out at me from looking at the data:

Topics: Analytics in Motion, North America, Europe, House of Cards, Netflix

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House of Cards delivers a Royal Flush: First Look

I just finished binge watching the entire second season of House of Cards, and although I am not a TV or film critic, I feel quite satisfied for someone that spent somewhere close to 12 hours watching TV today. Fortunately for me, it is part of my job during events like this (that is my story and I am sticking to it!). Kevin Spacey was phenomenal, and...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Netflix, Video Streaming

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