The riveting cricket match between Nepal and the USA (World Cup Qualifier Match) has created record internet bandwidth consumption with the latest figure showing it reaching 81.46 Gbps, Internet Exchange Nepal (NPIX) reports. The milestone came during the fascinating match at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 which Nepal eventually nailed.
As the match turned up the heat, internet bandwidth consumption also grew at a rapid pace as you can see in the official figure below. As users took to online streaming on smartphones, and laptops, and browsed for frequent updates, Nepal’s internet traffic shot through the roof during the thriller tie.
To compare, the average internet bandwidth is averaging just over 24 Gbps at the time of writing this post. The maximum it has hit is over 81 Gbps for June 20. It’s the highest internet bandwidth consumption to date.
In March 2023, the Nepal-UAE tie recorded over 60 Gbps of internet traffic. Similarly, the last FIFA Football World Cup 2022 final match between Argentina and France, raised internet traffic to 37 Gbps. These figures also consistently highlight how Nepal’s internet traffic soars sky-high during sporting events.
|Nepal internet bandwidth consumption record||Event||Date|
|81.461 Gbps||Nepal-USA ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023||June 20, 2023|
|60 Gbps||Nepal-UAE ICC Cricket World Cup League 2||March 16, 2023|
|37 Gbps||Argentina-France FIFA Football World Cup||December 18, 2022|
Nepal-USA Cricket World Cup Qualifier sets internet bandwidth consumption Record in Nepal
Smartphone access and accessible internet thanks to cheaper data packs and home internet which made it easier for Nepalese to stay updated with sporting details. While most choose to stream online, those who are busy at work prefer to get the latest updates. Both these sections of fans help prop up internet bandwidth records to new highs during key matches.
The latest CBS figure also shows that 37.8% of Nepali households have internet access in Nepal which reflects the growing digital inclusion across the country. It reflects that a considerable section of Nepalese from across the country can stay updated with the latest sporting figures. Don’t miss: The State of 4G Speed in Nepal and its Influencing Factors
Nepal will lock horns against West Indies on June 22.
Were you one of them to contribute to the record of the highest bandwidth during the Nepal-USA World Cup Qualifier cricket match?
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