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Internet study shows P2P traffic reigns supreme in Internet

Written by Dave Horvath @ 29 Nov 2007 18:48 User comments (15)

Internet study shows P2P traffic reigns supreme in Internet ipoque, a firm which specializes in solutions for internet traffic management released a study showing that in five major regions in the world, P2P traffic generates between 49 and 84 percent of the total Bandwidth usage on the Internet. The study continued to show interesting results such as the P2P rate increases to an astounding 95 percent at night time in each region. BitTorrent protocols still bring in the highest totals and its said that every fifth Internet user shares files on the Internet.
In relation, other forms of Internet traffic showed different results at different times. 95 percent of all Internet telephony is Skype. While VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) only accounts for a mere 1 percent of all Internet traffic, most of it is handled by the Skype application. Additionally, instant messaging programs vary from region to region with 60 percent being shown in the Middle East to Germany's mere 17 percent.

Flash movies embedded in Web sites like YouTube, which produced considerably more traffic. This and other forms of video Streaming generated eight percent of the Internet traffic during the measurement period.

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15 user comments

129.11.2007 20:04

i wonder how much of that p2p traffic is legal...

229.11.2007 20:14
hughjars
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Don't care.

I download and I buy (and buy most of my 'big stuff' online nowadays too).

I'm far from alone.

Just try and take my net connection away (along with the many many millions like me) and see ISPs & business generally go into recession as the orders dry up and money disappears.

Anyone imagining the rest of commerce is going to ruin itself because the already hugely profitable music and film industry can't contain it's greed is insane.

They should be told in no uncertain terms to go and f*ck themselves.

They're nothing but a bunch of greedy hypocrites.
Either directly or through partners, they are happy to produce the software, media and/or hardware to enable copying and yet crying their eyes out that some people actually do.

We should end this once and for all (as some of the more civiliised European countries do) with a tiny 'tax' on all blank media to shut the greedy ba*tards up so they can f*ck off and go annoy someone else.

Worthless c*nts the lot of them.

329.11.2007 23:09

"We should end this once and for all (as some of the more civilized European countries do) with a tiny 'tax' on all blank media to shut the greedy ba*tards up"

It wouldn't shut them up. They would always want more. And when we couldn't pay more, they would want control of it, dictatorship style.

I'm in Canada and have that same tax..and it never shut them up.

430.11.2007 1:09

Originally posted by mediabob:
i wonder how much of that p2p traffic is legal...
I'd say about 1.4% LOL

530.11.2007 2:47

Quote:
Originally posted by mediabob:
i wonder how much of that p2p traffic is legal...
I'd say about 1.4% LOL
Whoa,that much?

I thought it was far less!!!
jkk!!

630.11.2007 6:18

If my ISP cancelled my internet connection, I would drop cable completely. I can live without TV. As for a tax, they would still think they are due more $$$, no matter what. Because every year corporations need to exceed the previous years expectations, and the bar raises each time. If they don't make it, they will always blame "piracy " and the internet. You can't win. As long as the internet exists, it will be their scapegoat and they will fight to eventually have total control through the government officials that they are paying off.

730.11.2007 9:15

Originally posted by mediabob:
i wonder how much of that p2p traffic is legal...
Maybe, the only ones which are used on the roads

830.11.2007 9:32

Quote:
P2P traffic generates between 49 and 84 percent of the total Bandwidth usage on the Internet

These are huge numbers! That explains why a lot of major anti-P2P goups have been whining.

930.11.2007 10:22
Ballpyhon
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Quote:
Quote:
P2P traffic generates between 49 and 84 percent of the total Bandwidth usage on the Internet

These are huge numbers! That explains why a lot of major anti-P2P goups have been whining.
you also have to ask yourself who did they study, how many connections did they count,(all of them?) and how exactly did they figure out what is running down the pipes?

1030.11.2007 17:33

Quote:
Originally posted by mediabob:
i wonder how much of that p2p traffic is legal...
I'd say about 1.4% LOL
Wow...startling figures! LOL

1130.11.2007 18:57

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by mediabob:
i wonder how much of that p2p traffic is legal...
I'd say about 1.4% LOL
Wow...startling figures! LOL
Time to call up Guinness ;)

1230.11.2007 21:42

99.9 percent of my downloads are not leagle.....

wait there are some FBI agents right behind meeeeeee

message has been edited by the FBI

131.12.2007 10:25

Quote:
99.9 percent of my downloads are not leagle.....

wait there are some FBI agents right behind meeeeeee

message has been edited by the FBI
LOL, edited by FBI. I don't have anything legally downloaded on mine. GO UTORRENT.

1421.12.2007 20:42

See to me this should not be even researched it is basically common knowledge in my book.

1529.12.2007 12:05

Knock-Knock!
Who's There?
The FBI.

^^ unlikely that this will ever happen at any of our front doors, 95% of the whole internets bandwidth, meaning there are hundreds of millions of people using p2p, roughly 8 of these people are doing it legally.

In fairness, i will be sweating if i see a Flowers By Irene van outside my house.


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