Nov 12, 2020

Xbox and Call of Duty cause record broadband data use in UK

The activity coincided with the launch of new Xbox consoles - prompting users to download large video games files - as well as releases to the Call of Duty gaming franchise. Some people will have experienced slower speeds as a consequence of the high level of traffic. TalkTalk said its network traffic spiked at 6.8Tbps. "We're looking forward to the PlayStation launch next week - although we cannot accurately predict it, we anticipate the traffic on our network to be higher again," said chief executive Paul Stobart. Openreach - which provides the network infrastructure to many of the UK's internet service providers - said its traffic had been high but not quite record-breaking.

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