New Internet Study Finds Web and Streaming Higher Than P2P Traffic

By CircleID Reporter
New Internet Study Finds Web and Streaming Higher Than P2P Traffic

ipoque, a European deep packet inspection hardware provider has published an Internet study for 2008/2009 providing an overview of the Internet's current state based on analyzing 1.3 petabytes of Internet traffic — "the amount of data equal to 300,000 DVDs" — in eight regions of the world (Northern Africa, Southern Africa, South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Southwestern Europe, Germany).

The study includes the use of about 100 of the most popular Internet protocols including P2P, VoIP, media streaming, instant messaging.

Some of the key findings of the study are:

In all regions from South America, BitTorrent was found to be the dominating protocol followed by HTTP. In South America, Ares, another P2P protocol, leads the pack before BitTorrent and eDonkey.

Protocol type proportion changes relative to 2007 — Source: ipoque

Related topics: Access Providers, Broadband, IPTV, P2P, Telecom, VoIP, Web

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