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The MegaUpload effect

02-06-2012, 03:08 AM

Since the closure of MegaUpload, traffic on our network has sharply increased. In 2-3 days we went from 450-460 Gbps to 520-530 Gbps. It's a "small" increase of 10-15 %, with the same number of customers. Generally during this period of the year nothing happens. And there, in space a weekend, our network has won 60-70 Gbps!

According to research the only explanation we found that networks and internal ISPs in Europe were saturated. Our traffic with the same QoS than MegaUpload, all IP packets brawling to get to site visitors / customers ISPs in Europe. It's about much of Europe since it's very visible in France, Poland, Spain as Germany, Italy or Belgium. It is very obvious.

In short, because of the fact that MegaUpload released the bandwidth, our network immediately took a part of this bandwidth, and our existing customers have recorded an improved quality of bandwidth to all ISPs in Europe.

The only exception is Orange (AS3215) in France, where bandwidth is strictly the same as before. Two assumptions: the internal network of Orange does not saturate or QoS OVH has been given priority over MegaUpload and so towards a saturated network our traffic is going first. In short, no MegaUpload effect at Orange