Akamai registers surge in Indian traffic as votes are counted
Rebecca Hawkes
| 28 May 2014
Cloud service provider Akamai has announced that online traffic on its Intelligent Platform reached an all time high in India on the day of the General Election results.

Akamai witnessed five times more Web traffic across all its media clients in India, with the lion's share being on the websites of Election Commission India (ECI) and news broadcaster NDTV, as end users sought minute-by-minute updates on the results.

"We are proud to have successfully delivered a high quality experience to millions of users who visited NDTV and ECI websites. Given the scale of the event, we were prepared to meet the surge in traffic and provide the end users with a reliable and secure site performance, allowing access at real-time," said Sidharth Malik, managing director and vice president, India, Akamai Technologies.

"Information access has become instantaneous and the Internet is becoming the dominant source for consuming news. Our role in being able to deliver the results for the election online further shows the strength of our global Intelligent Platform."