Netflix Sucks Up 30% Of Internet Bandwidth

Netflix_LogoIs your Internet connection slow? Blame Netflix! Sandvine reports in its “Global Internet Phenomena Report: Spring 2011“:

  • In North America, Netflix is now 29.7% of peak downstream traffic and has become the largest source of Internet traffic overall. Currently, Real-Time Entertainment applications consume 49.2% of peak aggregate traffic, up from 29.5% in 2009 – a 60% increase. Sandvine forecasts that the Real-Time Entertainment category will represent 55-60% of peak aggregate traffic by the end of 2011.
  • In Latin America, Social Networking (overwhelmingly Facebook) is a bigger source of traffic than YouTube, representing almost 14% of network traffic. Real-Time Entertainment represents 27.5% of peak aggregate traffic, still the largest contributor of traffic in that region.
  • In Europe, Real-Time Entertainment continues a steady climb, rising to 33.2% of peak aggregate traffic, up from 31.9% last fall. BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol, is the largest single component of both upstream (59.7%) and downstream (21.6%) Internet traffic during peak periods. In the UK, BBC’s iPlayer is 6.6% of peak downstream traffic, reflecting the demand for localized content in many markets. Overall, individual subscribers in Europe consume twice the amount of data as North Americans….

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  • Grooveboss

     im about to get me an account. Nothing like following the heard to make you feel like you dont have to care. 

  • Grooveboss

     im about to get me an account. Nothing like following the heard to make you feel like you dont have to care. 

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

       Sounds like fun, I herd people saying its a great service. Then I go torrent the things I want to watch for free.

      • Grooveboss

        hate to say it but when it comes to netflix selection torrents fall short. Torrent for software like it should be, to keep noobs from ruining the perks nerds get. Get netflix its pretty much free and the time you save is priceless. I just got it and its great. But if you are not into movie and just watch one every blue moon then torrents are ok but with all the problems with MOVIE TORRENTS I would go to netflix and pay the 7.99 protection fee.

        • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

           yeah, i dont really watch enough movies to justify getting netflix myself. I know people it benefits well though, I just like being a jerk :-P

        • Guest

          i have zero problems with movie torrents and if i can’t find a torrent, there are other sites for DDLing, and as a last resort, if it’s old or rare, IRC is slow, but doesn’t let me down… 

          • Grooveboss

            yeah till they supena your ass. 7.99 is a fair price thats why im not against it. I cut my cable out because of it. 

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

     Sounds like fun, I herd people saying its a great service. Then I go torrent the things I want to watch for free.

  • emperorreagan

     And have the telecoms invested in their infrastructure to support this future of the internet?

    NOPE!  They’ll just try to cap and throttle usage.

  • emperorreagan

     And have the telecoms invested in their infrastructure to support this future of the internet?

    NOPE!  They’ll just try to cap and throttle usage.

  • Mr. Coffee

     This is why my Knight of the Blazing Sun lags when chasing Witch Elves?

    Fucking half naked whores of Khaine needed an excuse.

  • Mr. Coffee

     This is why my Knight of the Blazing Sun lags when chasing Witch Elves?

    Fucking half naked whores of Khaine needed an excuse.

  • Grooveboss

    hate to say it but when it comes to netflix selection torrents fall short. Torrent for software like it should be, to keep noobs from ruining the perks nerds get. Get netflix its pretty much free and the time you save is priceless. I just got it and its great. But if you are not into movie and just watch one every blue moon then torrents are ok but with all the problems with MOVIE TORRENTS I would go to netflix and pay the 7.99 protection fee.

  • Grooveboss

    hate to say it but when it comes to netflix selection torrents fall short. Torrent for software like it should be, to keep noobs from ruining the perks nerds get. Get netflix its pretty much free and the time you save is priceless. I just got it and its great. But if you are not into movie and just watch one every blue moon then torrents are ok but with all the problems with MOVIE TORRENTS I would go to netflix and pay the 7.99 protection fee.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

     yeah, i dont really watch enough movies to justify getting netflix myself. I know people it benefits well though, I just like being a jerk :-P

  • Guest

    i have zero problems with movie torrents and if i can’t find a torrent, there are other sites for DDLing, and as a last resort, if it’s old or rare, IRC is slow, but doesn’t let me down… 

  • Grooveboss

    yeah till they supena your ass. 7.99 is a fair price thats why im not against it. I cut my cable out because of it. 

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