Faster Forward World Learn how NBC Sports won gold in Sochi!

When performance was the bottom line, Akamai delivered for NBC

When winning performance is on the line, Akamai delivers. Whether the whole world is watching or just one customer, the slightest delay, disruption or disappointment can ruin the experience. Akamai provides the online video, optimization and security services to make great online experiences – on any device, anywhere - look effortless.

Over 25 leading global broadcasters worked with Akamai to deliver the action, excitement and inspiration of Sochi because they understand online viewers expect to see every second of competition without delays or dropped streams. Akamai's cloud-based digital media, site performance and security solutions help make the online experience faster, scalable and more secure.

  • Security

    Andy Ellis: Security at Scale

  • Mobile

    Bill Wheaton: Experience Matters

  • Web performance

    Mike Afergan: Speed. Reliability. Security

"We are pleased to be working with Akamai, and are confident that the breadth of the Akamai cloud services, including high-quality video, site performance and security, will improve the viewer experience while watching the Games."
- Richard Cordella, SVP & GM, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group

Sochi Live Traffic Trend

Trend of Online Video and Web Traffic Delivered By Global Broadcasters Using Akamai

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This graph represents HTTP, HTTPS, live video and on-demand video streaming for a subset of properties and should not be used to represent total viewership or traffic, but rather the trend of viewership through the event. For scale purposes, note that the average broadband video viewer consumes video at 1.8-2.4 Mbps. 240 Gbps may represent more than 100,000 concurrent viewers.

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