Today marks the release of the 2019 Mobile Internet Phenomena Report. There are a number of highlights in this edition of the report, which is exclusively focused on mobile networks (where the Global Report covered all traffic).
The 2019 Mobile Internet Phenomena Report has a new section this year measuring application engagement. This metric, which Sandvine tracks in many of our deployments, answers the question, "What percentage of my subscribers use Application X?" Some of the engagement numbers are pretty astonishing (maybe in a good way, maybe in a bad way).
This is some data that is NOT in the upcoming 2019 Mobile Internet Phenomena Report. This post focuses on a subject near and dear to my heart — gaming! We did a spotlight in the last Global Internet Phenomena Report, and the gaming data from region to region was pretty varied; this isn't the case for the Mobile Report.
It was pointed out to me that in the recently released Global Internet Phenomena Report, I forgot to add a key comparison and data point to the data from the report. I gave the global and regional traffic share numbers for upstream and downstream, but totally neglected to include the aggregation of those numbers for TOTAL traffic share worldwide.
In the Global Internet Phenomena report that will be released tomorrow, we give a conservative number that "more than 50% of the traffic on the internet is encrypted." In reality, the number is probably closer to 75-90% of the overall traffic, since some applications "usually" encrypt their data.
Everyone knows Netflix is a leader on the internet. The question is if they are #1 across the entire internet as they have expanded their presence and library worldwide.
There is a new “streaming” service on the horizon that has the potential to change streaming patterns on networks worldwide. In the US, a new service has achieved cult status, and is rapidly moving into the mainstream as followers pile on behind it; that trend is connected fitness. I am not talking about Fitbit-style connected fitness, I am talking about...
Last week, Amazon announced a raft of new products that leverage the Alexa service. I have Alexa devices all throughout my house (and even a Rova Viva in my car), and also have a number of Apple devices with Siri. So naturally, as I went through the Phenomena data, I was on the lookout for how both of those devices — as well as Google Home — were moving...