Resounding kick-off for 'Euro 2004' site

MUMBAI: With football fever catching on courtesy the ongoing Euro 2004 tourney, Uefa has announced that the site - surpassed the overall page view record for a Uefa European Football Championship website on 14 June.

In India the tournament is airing on ESPN Star Sports.

Uefa has announced that over 12 million visits to have generated a record 130 million page views from 31 March 2004 to 14 June. This takes it past the overall traffic figure of 128.8 million page views that received four years ago.

Traffic to the site has increased dramatically since the tournament began. NTT Communications, an official UEFA technology partner reported that over one billion HTTP requests were received on 14 June alone and data throughput of 979Mbits/s.

The highest hourly traffic levels to date were recorded during the Italy-Denmark match on 14 June when 114,711 visits generated three million page views in an hour.

During the same period two Terabytes of HTTP data were transferred.Since the site's launch, 3.5 billion HTTP requests have been registered which is a 150 per cent increase on the grand total of 1.4 billion for In the same period 16.9 terabytes of HTTP data have been transferred from the site.

The first three days of the tournament, have seen over 300,000 visits to's multimedia offering Here users can listen to live audio match commentaries or watch the video highlights service. This marks a 500 per cent increase compared to first 11 days of June.

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