BitTorrent, Netflix Account for 40% of Traffic, Report Says

Rhett Pardon

TORONTO — BitTorrent use and Netflix account for 40 percent of Internet traffic in North America on most days, according to new information published by Canadian networking company Sandvine.

On a normal day, 23.3 percent of all North American traffic comes from or goes to Netflix, while BitTorrent traffic accounts for16.5 percent, Sandvine said in its "Global Internet Phenomena Report."

The new information from Sandvine is published in its just-released report, the 10th in an ongoing series relating to traffic trends.

The report, available below, takes a look at mobile and fixed access traffic in North America and the Asia-Pacific region; it also looks at fixed access traffic trends in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Brazil and Africa.

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