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Is it safe to say that rAge 2015 was the biggest one yet? Well, statistically, yes.
NAG, the organisation behind South Africa’s northerly gaming and gadget expo recently published its rAge 2015 anecdote, recapping the expo that was. Here are some of the most interesting numbers mentioned.
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That’s the total number of attendees that trudged through the doors of the TicketPro Dome, on the weekend of the expo. That equates to a 6% increase year-on-year according to the press release.
The size of the LAN crowd this year. rAge’s LAN is arguably the reason why many venture to Northgate every year, and it definitely seems that attendees got their money’s worth. Why?
That’s the total data uploaded and downloaded in terabytes by the LAN attendees. That’s roughly 74GB of data transferred per PC. Of this, 143TB was downloaded, while 46GB was uploaded. What percentage of this was actually gaming traffic and not simply attendees enjoying the high speed internet connection remains to be seen.
That’s the total trunk speed of the connection in Gbps. That’s more than 1000 times faster than the average home ADSL connection, and represents a 25% speed increase year on year. Frankly, the day that each home is connected at 6.5Gbps to the internet would be one to document. Probably on Twitter.
Of course, judging by rAge 2015’s final numbers, it was one of the bigger events that we’ve seen in the Expo’s 13-year history.
But what was your most memorable rAge Expo? Let us know in the comments, and if you attended this year’s edition, let us know what you thought of it all in our poll below.
Feature image courtesy Pippa Tshabalala