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Netflix, YouTube dominate Internet traffic in North America, file sharing still shrinking

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2013 3:58 User comments (4)

Netflix, YouTube dominate Internet traffic in North America, file sharing still shrinking Netflix and YouTube account for more than half of all downstream traffic in North America, trumping Amazon, Hulu and even filesharing traffic.
That's according to Sandvine's latest Global Internet Phenomena Report. Combined, Netflix and Amazon account for 50.31 percent of all downstream traffic in North America. It breaks down to 31.62 percent for Netflix and 18.69 percent for YouTube.

Rivals Amazon Instant Video and Hulu only account for 1.61 percent and 1.29 percent, respectively, and BitTorrent downstream is down to 4.05 percent - though BitTorrent upstream is in first place at 36.35 percent.

HTTP traffic accounts for 9.74 percent downstream, while iTunes claims 3.27 percent. Facebook downstream traffic is in 9th place with 1.31 percent.

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4 user comments

112.11.2013 10:46

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Combined, Netflix and Amazon account for 50.31 percent of all downstream traffic in North America. It breaks down to 31.62 percent for Netflix and 18.69 percent for YouTube.

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Rivals Amazon Instant Video and Hulu only account for 1.61 percent and 1.29 percent, respectively


So Netflix (31.62%) + Amazon (1.61%) = 50.31%? I think I need a new calculator.


212.11.2013 10:52

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quote:
Combined, Netflix and Amazon account for 50.31 percent of all downstream traffic in North America. It breaks down to 31.62 percent for Netflix and 18.69 percent for YouTube.

Quote:
Rivals Amazon Instant Video and Hulu only account for 1.61 percent and 1.29 percent, respectively


So Netflix (31.62%) + Amazon (1.61%) = 50.31%? I think I need a new calculator.

Er, what?

Netflix (31.62%) + YouTube (18.69%) = 50.31% total, just as the article (and the quotes you used, yourself) states.

312.11.2013 15:22

Just a miss print on the article Amazon for You Tube.
It try to make Amazon more that what it is.

This happen a lot on Crapple articles.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Nov 2013 @ 15:25

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

412.11.2013 15:36

Ah, I see where the confusion was.

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