Networks today are more complex than ever before. User expectations are higher than they have ever been. But most network operators lack the right visibility into what is happening on their network to determine how they are really performing from the perspective of the user, and if their investment is paying off.
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).
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.
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.
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...
Anyone that follows my blogs will know that I'm a gamer. Two of my favorite (and not coincidentally most popular!) blogs of all time are Pokemon Go and Rocket League blogs. In our upcoming Phenomena report, we'll outline breakouts of "market share" of the different application categories – Streaming Video, Streaming Audio, Social Networks, Messaging, and...