Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday October 27, 2011

Netflix Takes Up 32.7% of Internet Bandwidth

Netflix takes up over 30% of peak U.S. downstream traffic? A few months ago they claimed it wasn't 30%, before that they claimed it was, and before that...yeah, you see where I'm going with this. wink

Despite recent troubles, Netflix is a major force on the Internet, accounting for 32.7% of peak U.S. downstream traffic, according to a new report. Sandvine Intelligent Broadband Networks' report analyzed 200 Internet service providers in 80 countries and found that real-time entertainment apps take up 60% of peak downstream traffic, up from 50% last year. Netflix has more than half of that share. Sandvine considers the hours between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to be peak times.