euro2004.com Website Receives 42 Million Visitors During Recent UEFA EURO 2004™ Tournament
August 16, 2004 - (HostReview.com) - Verio (www.verio.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications and Official IT Partner for the UEFA EURO 2004™ tournament, released on Friday online traffic figures for the euro2004.com website.
Throughout the tournament, the euro2004.com website received a total of more than 40 million online visits, showcasing a dramatic rise in interest for online sporting sites.
By comparison, the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games website received 8.7 million unique visitors.
"We were delighted to demonstrate on a global stage how well Verio's hosting solutions and infrastructure technologies cope with the demands of an international sports tournament such as UEFA EURO 2004™ with unprecedented levels of online users," said Moos Bulder, president, Verio Europe.
"UEFA used the entire network of Verio data centers in key markets and delivered an array of sophisticated media content to their worldwide user base."
Verio also announced that, during the UEFA EURO 2004™ tournament, which concluded in July 2004, the website saw a 350 percent increase of page views on the EURO 2000™ tournament.
During the tournament's 31 matches, online visitors spanning 230 countries accessed the euro2004.com website for exclusive content and live interaction among other web activities. North American visitors made up 20 percent of the site's traffic, with 45 percent from Europe and 27 percent from Asia. This global community of football fans was able to access tournament data 24x7 using the NTT Communications global network of network caching and data centers worldwide which meant the site delivered flawless performance to users throughout the event and especially to the high volumes of visitors during key games.
UEFA, the Union des Associations Européennes de Football, is the governing body of football in Europe. Founded in 1954, UEFA now has 51 member national football associations, and is responsible for organizing European competitions for men and women players at club and national-team level, as well as for handling administrative matters related to football in Europe. Its headquarters are located in Nyon, on the shores of Lake Geneva in western Switzerland.
Verio Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), which provides long distance and international telecommunications reaching over 200 countries worldwide. Verio is one of the world's largest operators of Web sites for businesses and a leading provider of global IP solutions. NTT Com and Verio market their global IP solutions under the NTT/VERIO brand.