Plusnet attributes surge in traffic to Xbox One launch

Thursday, May 23rd 2013
Plusnet witnessed a major upturn in traffic on Tuesday evening.
Plusnet attributes surge in traffic to Xbox One launch
Plusnet has attributed a surge in traffic across its broadband network to the grand unveiling of Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One.

Details of the long-awaited device were released at the official launch on Tuesday (May 21st 2013), with the event generating a huge level of interest across the world.

At just after 18:00 BST on the day, Plusnet saw a significant upturn in streaming, leading the internet service provider to comment: "While we can only make an educated guess as to what people were watching, based on the time we think several thousand customers watched the video of the announcement online."

Among the features of the Xbox One is support for 4K TV, with sets potentially falling to a pricing level similar to current high-definition (HD) televisions during the life of the new console.

Plusnet's Dave Tomlinson pointed out that 4K and other advanced Xbox One features will "almost certainly" require a fibre optic service to function properly.

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