Mexico-Sweden Game Sets Traffic Record in Yekaterinburg

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 29, 2018. Yekaterinburg’s final world football championship game (Mexico vs. Sweden) at Yekaterinburg Arena set a mobile Internet traffic record, MegaFon’s press service reports.

People present at the stadium downloaded over 1m Mb of MegaFon’s online traffic during the match — twice as much as during any other of the three World Cup games held in Yekaterinburg.

The traffic figures peaked dramatically at 8 PM, after Mexico’s team scored and the country's supporters started going online and paying particularly close attention to the Germany-South Korea game, as the outcome of that would determine whether Mexico would make it to the play-off.

‘You could see the sombrero-wearing fans suddenly getting glued to their smartphone screens. The suspense remained high until the very final moments of the game, and our Internet connection kept up with this very well, even though the download speed reached over 100 Mb/sec and the upload speed soared to 50 Mb/sec. Our mobile technology kept the Mexican visitors happy, and the city enjoyed the view of excited fans and a great ending of the local stage of the championship,’ says MegaFon Ural’s Tech Director Anton Scherbakov.

Yekaterinburg’s final game also gathered together a record number of foreign visitors. Twice as many international users got registered with MegaFon’s network on that day as they did during the first game between Egypt and Uruguay on June 15.

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