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Netflix overtakes BitTorrent traffic in U.S.

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 May 2011 23:25 User comments (3)

Netflix overtakes BitTorrent traffic in U.S. New Internet traffic report shows that Netflix is now the application responsible for the highest levels of traffic in the U.S.
The movie streaming service accounts for 24.71 percent of peak time aggregate traffic in America, ahead of BitTorrent which stands at 17.23 percent. In comparison, in Europe, BitTorrent accounts for 28.4 percent of peak-time traffic, just ahead of all http traffic.

BitTorrent remains #1 in the United States for peak upstream traffic, with 52.01 percent, but Netflix again tops the Downstream chart with 29.70 percent (Downstream traffic is great than upstream by about 4:1).

In regions where there are very few legal services, P2P services dominate the charts. In Latin America, for instance, the Ares Galaxy file sharing network accounts for 15.48 percent of peak-time traffic just behind HTTP.

Netflix is helped by the nature of its relatively inexpensive bundles, and a broad number of platforms on which subscribers can view content streamed directly from Netflix.

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3 user comments

126.5.2011 0:36

Want to stop piracy? Give people a good alternative.

226.5.2011 9:44

Now this is a fascinating piece of information and amazing too!

And while I somewhat agree with KillerBug, I wouldn't think this to be the case because BitTorrent just has what Netflix doesn't like RECENT shows and NEW movies. Besides, Netflix isn't a piracy alternative since you can't get the 2 aforementioned, music and software.

326.5.2011 15:09

And one service to rule them all... and in the darkness, bind them.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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