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Sochi Olympics Streaming: The View from Sochi

We are continuing to follow the Sochi Olympics, and came across an interesting bit of data looking back at some local mobile networks in Sochi and nearby countries that we wanted to share. The questions is how are mobile networks in Sochi experiencing streaming traffic during the Olympics? You might expect more streaming if you think people are at one...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, 2014 Olympics, Sochi Plympics, Streaming, Featured

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Sochi Olympics 2014: Opening Ceremonies Streaming fizzles...

When we covered the 2012 London Olympics (see here), the Opening Ceremonies had quite an effect on overall broadband traffic (especially in the US). The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies do not appear to have had the same hold on broadband streamers. Procera looked across several different types of broadband networks (fixed, mobile, and a wireless ISP),...

Topics: Analytics in Motion

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Playstation 4 Launch: 24 Hours of Playtime

(Updated 11/18/2013 with another network reference point)

The PS4 launched yesterday, and broadband networks around the US did feel the impact. Not Netflix level impact, but impact that operators should take notice for, if not only for today, but for the changing nature of gaming and game purchases going forward.

Consumers seem to love the system, and I...

Topics: Analytics in Motion

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Google Outage: Did the Internet Really Go Away last Friday?

No, it really did not. There was, however, a noticeable drop in many networks, and some appeared to see a longer lasting outage than others. The examples below all show pointed dips during the outage (time zone adjusted from 1800 to 1900).

Topics: Analytics in Motion

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What’s App in APAC?
What are the most currently popular broadband device and the hottest trending new device in your region?

For those that can afford it, the iPhone is still considered “the device to have” in Asia, but Samsung Galaxy S III/IV has made major inroads. Galaxy has dominant market share in S. Korea for obvious reasons, but is also rated the hottest phone in...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Broadband, Deep Packet, WeChat, Line, OTT, Traffic Analysis, Traffic Management, APAC, Bandwidth, Intelligent Policy Enforment, Iphone, Kakao, DPI, Samsung Galaxy, SMS

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Arrested Development Netflix Launch: Frozen Bananas and Ostriches for All

First, with homage to the disclaimer at the top of many Scott Adams blogs, a few disclaimers:

1) This is not a comprehensive report on the success of Arrested Development – it is a sampling of data from numerous Procera deployments in North America and Europe.

2) Most of this data started collecting late morning/early afternoon on Sunday, so the binge...

Topics: Analytics in Motion

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Anatomy of an #ArrestedDevelopment #BingeWatch: One Broadband Home and a Lazy Sunday

As many who enjoyed the show Arrested Development, I have been eagerly awaiting the release on Netflix that occurred today (I told my wife that I HAD to watch it for work, and my story seems to have held up so far). Procera is watching the release closely and is planning on doing an update later this week on how the launch affected broadband networks,...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Featured

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The Rise of Tumblr: A Major Force in Internet Traffic Generation

Yahoo (formally) announced that they intend to purchase Tumblr. Why would they spend that much money for a site that is at its heart a photo sharing site?

Topics: Analytics in Motion

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PSY makes the Internet a bit more “Gentleman-ly”

The Internet is no longer all about Gangnam Style, it has become a bit more Gentleman- like. Unless you have been living in a cave, you have undoubtedly heard, heard of, or seen the video for Gangnam Style. It does have over 1 billion views:

Topics: Analytics in Motion, Gentleman, PSY, Analytics

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Full House of Cards: Netflix New Online Series Analytics

There was much talk and hype for the online launch of the Netflix Original Series “House of Cards” throughout this week. Andrew Wallenstein (Variety) wrote an article about how Netflix needs to rethink their strategy about “binge” viewing – when a viewer. EW Weekly, Fast Company, and the New York Times also wrote about the topic – and opinions are varied...

Topics: Analytics in Motion, House of Cards, Netflix

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