Main conclusions relate to entertainment traffic and particularly:
- Real-Time Entertainment traffic* is continuing its journey to network dominance, particularly in North America, where it represents 49.2% of peak period fixed access traffic. If this rate of growth is sustained, Real-Time Entertainment will make up 55-60% of traffic by the end of the year. See also "TDG: "OTT video to eclipse live broadcast TV around 2020" - here.
- Netflix is the undisputed bandwidth leader on North America’s fixed access networks. See also "Does Netflix Replace P2P File Sharing?" - here.
- The continued growth of Real-Time Entertainment enables a seemingly contradictory conclusion: P2P Filesharing is here to stay, at least for the immediate future, as evidenced by the marginal drop in share from 19.2% of peak period traffic in Fall 2010 to 18.8% in Spring 2011
- 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 (monthly mean of 39.6 GB vs. 23 GB, see charts below)