Fortnite driving record data demand for Middle East telcos

Demand is equivalent to 2.8 million downloads of the average mobile game per minute.
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The launch of the latest update to the massively popular game Fortnite has set new records for peak levels of traffic, according content delivery network Akamai.

The release of Fortnite Season 5 earlier in July set a new record of peak level traffic for a single video game, with peaks exceeding 37 terabytes per second across all platforms.

According to Akamai, to put this into perspective, the level of traffic would be like downloading the average mobile game 2.8 million times per minute. The company added that this demonstrates both the continued success of Epic Games' hit title, and the power and resiliency of the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Given the massive amounts of data being used, it should be music to telcos' ears.

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