Over 70% Of North American Traffic Is Now Streaming Video And Audio

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According to the latest statistics from Sandvine, a whopping 70% of all prime-time downstream internet traffic falls into the real-time entertainment category. :eek:

“Streaming Video has grown at such a rapid pace in North America that the leading service in 2015, Netflix, now has a greater share of traffic than all of streaming audio and video did five years ago,” said Dave Caputo, CEO, Sandvine. “With Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video, and Hulu increasing their share since our last report, it further underscores both the growing role these streaming services play in the lives of subscribers, and the need for service providers to have solutions to help deliver a quality experience when using them.”
 

TechLarry

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Luckily, it doesn't seem to affect FIOS. I get my advertised 150/150 pretty much all the time.

It can be done. We have the technology :)
 

bomni

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Sounds more like an advertisement to get more ISPs to order Sandvine's services.
 

Wierdo

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This is why Comcast has 300gb cap in place that doesn't count toward its own service obviously.

We'll see if eventually this will mean $50/month Netcrap service with ads as the dominant option at this trajectory, or if something puts a damper on their plans - whether that's a surprise fiber miracle out of our crony capitalist dung heap, or FCC stepping in with their "half assed / better than noting" Net Neutrality approach in a desparate attempt to bring free market forces into our badly (corruption) planned "single entity owned" infrastructure approach.
 
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Meanwhile those in the poorer parts of the world barely have enough bandwidth to access email or facebook
 

Ducman69

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The rest is apparently on HW 69 Northbound making multiple lane changes without a blinker every morning on my commute.
bomni said:
Sounds more like an advertisement to get more ISPs to order Sandvine's services.
Thanks Jimmy!
 

lcpiper

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Meanwhile those in the poorer parts of the world barely have enough bandwidth to access email or facebook

What would it matter if they could? They're poor, they can't afford the bandwidth just like they can't afford to buy services the bandwidth would support. In other words, even if they had the fastest service on the planet what would it matter? They don't have enough to do anything with it.

Just what we need, Nigerian email scammers with Google Fiber.
 

Wierdo

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Meanwhile those in the poorer parts of the world barely have enough bandwidth to access email or facebook

Yes lets aspire to be a third world country, our kids should flip burgers for Chinese CEOs.
 

HFBallad

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"Poor parts of the world"?
Try US. A good portion of this nation has an horrible Internet service. :(
 
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