Netflix now accounts for 15% of global internet traffic

08/10/2018

Netflix is consuming 15% of the global internet’s traffic, ahead of YouTube, according to new research.

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The report from bandwidth management company Sandvine, indicates that Netflix is the biggest biggest data source worldwide.

Following Netflix, miscellaneous video embeds on websites takes up 13.1% of all internet traffic, while YouTube takes up 11.4% and general web browsing takes up 7.8%.

Source: Sandvine

In total, streaming video accounts for more than half the bandwidth on the internet worldwide at 58% of total bandwidth.

Other findings reveal BitTorrent is responsible for 22% of total upstreams on the web, social media accounts for just 5.1% of all web traffic, and League of Legends accounts for 26% of all gaming streaming traffic on the web.

Source: Sandvine

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