Content delivery network services provider Akamai has delivered more video traffic for Rio in the first week of the games than for all of 17 days of London in 2012. The company said it’s expecting 100x more live streaming for these games than London and Sochi.
The delivery speed is more than double than it was in both those games at peak traffic times, according to Akamai.
Akamai and Microsoft, which is also providing delivery network services for the games, have several contingency plans in place to reduce outages, buffering and low-quality video. Akamai is monitoring NBC’s live streams in its new Broadcast Operations Control Center in Cambridge, Mass., using a team of engineers to detect streaming issues and resolve them quickly, reports Fierce Cable.
Microsoft has deployed a similar operations team for the games.