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Main Title: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Internet Traffic
Author(s): Feldmann, Anja
Gasser, Oliver
Lichtblau, Franziska
Pujol, Enric
Poese, Ingmar
Dietzel, Christoph
Wagner, Daniel
Wichtlhuber, Matthias
Tapiador, Juan
Vallina-Rodriguez, Narseo
Hohlfeld, Oliver
Smaragdakis, Georgios
Type: Conference Object
Language Code: en
Abstract: In this paper, we report on a measurement study by researchers from several institutions that collected and analyzed network data to assess the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 (February-June 2020) on the Internet traffic. The datasets from Internet Service Providers, Internet Exchange Points, and academic networks, primarily in Europe, provide a unique view on the changes of Internet traffic due to pandemic and the lockdown that forced hundreds of millions of citizens to stay and work from home. The analysis shows that the increase of Internet traffic was about 15-20 % within a couple of weeks, an increase that is typically spread over multiple months under typical operation. However, traffic during peak hours does not increase by more than 5 %. The increase was noticeably higher for specific applications, e.g., remote work applications, teleconferencing, video on demand; in some cases up to 200 %. However, overall, the Internet reacted well to these unprecedented times.
URI: https://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/13217
http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-12012
Issue Date: Mar-2021
Date Available: 18-Jun-2021
DDC Class: 000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke
Subject(s): internet measurement
internet traffic
COVID-19
traffic shifts
Sponsor/Funder: EC/H2020/679158/EU/Resolving the Tussle in the Internet: Mapping, Architecture, and Policy Making/ResolutioNet
BMBF, 01IS18025A, Verbundprojekt BIFOLD-BBDC: Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data
BMBF, 01IS18037A, Verbundprojekt BIFOLD-BZML: Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data
License: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Proceedings Title: 15. ITG-Fachkonferenz "Breitbandversorgung in Deutschland"
Publisher: VDE Verlag
Publisher Place: Berlin, Offenbach
Page Start: 30
Page End: 34
ISBN: 978-3-8007-5474-8
Appears in Collections:FG Internet Measurement and Analysis (IMA) » Publications

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