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Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

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Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Afternoon guys,
For those that haven't yet seen it, have a read of the blog post here and the Service Status post here.
It's a subject that's also been covered by other ISPs (not least of all BT), and there a number of online news sources like ISP Review who have published articles on the subject.
I've good reason to believe that more than 100,000 people have already signed up and will be tuning in to watch the match via the official channels tomorrow night. Add to that the thousands of people who'll be streaming the event via slightly more questionable avenues Wink
We're on standby in case things get *really* busy however we're quietly confident that we're not going to see anything like when Murray smashed the 2.2Gbps barrier. We may well be proved wrong though, only time will tell...
It's occasions like this when our traffic management platform is really given the opportunity to shine, but even with the precautions we have in place, be aware that you may still experience a reduction in broadband performance whilst the match is being played.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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Community Veteran
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Note to self - keep a watch on the packet drop graphs.
Mind you some of us are far too mean/poor to pay the subscription  Embarrassed
Wheel_nut
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Yes, there are a lot of Ukraine supporters here, North of the Border.  Grin
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Quote from: Oldjim
some of us are far too mean/poor to pay the subscription

...and some of us have little or no interest in football Cool

Customer and Forum Moderator.

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alanf
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Quote from: Bob
I've good reason to believe that more than 100,000 people have already signed up and will be tuning in to watch the match via the official channels tomorrow night.

Jameseh's crystal ball needs a polish. When  asked as few days ago "Will this make the Net busy Saturday night?" he replied
Quote from: Jameseh
I don't think so - people won't generally pay for a relatively meaningless match.
scootie
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

wonder if the power grid has to have extra juice pumped into it wen internet events like these happen.
surpose they dont have to brace them selfs for the half time cuppa thoe
PhyllisTyne
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

well it worked.
quality of video and sound weren't great esp on 40 inch LCD but on balance better than not seeing it at all. Pleased only paid £4.99 tho. Would have felt cheated had I have paid £12!
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

mucked up that one - so sort of deleted - except you can't ! Angry
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Quote from: ASBO
wonder if the power grid has to have extra juice pumped into it wen internet events like these happen.

Well the Scottish Hydro Electric have water backed up in the Lochs and reservoirs just for such events. The valves are opened, water floods down the mountain, into the generators and the electricity flows into the cities and over the border to England  Grin Grin

The Scottish team flew all the way to Japan for a "friendly" game and lost ! - a long way to fly just for a friendly and not very environmentally friendly !.
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

I see the BBC are showing the highlights at 22:15 tonight.
Wheel_nut
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Quote from: mal0z
The Scottish team flew all the way to Japan for a "friendly" game and lost ! - a long way to fly just for a friendly and not very environmentally friendly !.

Yes, but our other team stayed at home, played England and WON.  Grin Grin
MrToast
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Re: Ukraine Vs. England & network performance on Saturday night

Looking at PN traffic graphs on the portal I can't seen anything unusual. Did many people sign up anyway?