12.000 people have bought tickets for the 32C3 and while they consumer a lot of data from the Internet it's easily dwarfed by the amount of data that is flowing from the congress to the outside world. How much of that are the live and recorded video streams is hard to tell but I guess it might be a fair amount. The screenshot on the left shows the state of affairs at 6 pm on day 2 of the congress:
- Outgoing traffic keeps growing and now approaches 20 Gbit/s.
- Incoming traffic is at 5.6 Gbit/s, 3 Gbit/s flowing to 7800 wireless devices over 146 Wi-Fi access points.
Amazing numbers and the 5 GHz Wifi is working just great for me! Only once did I have to fall back to the LTE network coverage so far which was during the intro session and key note in the huge conference hall during day 1 which can hold 3000 people. There are at least 8 Wifi access points in there which handle the load just fine at other times.