Michael Jackson’s death causes huge spike in AT&T traffic
I am sure every other network like T-Mobile, Verizon, etc saw one hell of a huge spike in their network as well for text messages. Yesterday, AT&T reported that at one point that they were reaching 4 million text messages per minute, more than 60 percent above normal values.
It is their largest in history on their network since the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 65,000 text messages were being sent per a second. The voice call rate was about 10 percent above normal.
The news of Michael Jackson’s death also brought down popular websites such as Google News. It also caused interruptions with Twitter. Rest In Peace Michael Jackson.
Source: BNO News