Behind the scenes of delivering 5% of the global Internet (including the world’s biggest sporting event)

Earlier this summer, we published a post on the viewing trends that we saw from streaming soccer games from Brazil. The key take-away: mobile viewing was the main driver behind the streaming records set by the tournament.

Reliably delivering millions of streams to hundreds of different devices is not an easy task and requires tedious planning and preparation — especially if those streams lead to exploding traffic on social media networks.

We took a look behind the scenes at our Network Operations Center during this summer’s biggest sporting event to explore how our team prepares for streaming large scale events — while keeping over 5% of the global internet fast and secure:

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