Video has long been pegged as the biggest driver of global internet traffic, but in terms of mobile, one video service has risen high above the rest.Read More
By Sandvine October 11, 2019
The latest Internet traffic report from Sandvine shows that global file-sharing traffic continues to rise. The same is true for VPN usage, which saw a drastic increase over the past year. According to Sandvine, increased fragmentation among legal video streaming services likely plays an important role in these trends.
By Sandvine October 8, 2019
How many of us have been using our friends or friends of friends’ Netflix account just to watch a movie? Some of us have even got a combined Netflix subscription so that nobody has to pay a lot of dollars at the end of the month. However, this is not a permanent solution to the increasing rates of streaming services.
By Sandvine October 1, 2019
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Now TV, YouTube TV, Mubi, Shudder, BFI Player, Crunchyroll, Hulu, BritBox, Peacock… the list keeps getting longer. Everyone who’s anyone wants a slice of the streaming pie, and together, they’re ruining it for consumers. Multiple recent reports have now concluded that there are too many different...
By Sandvine September 19, 2019
When climate change comes for our coffee and our wine, we’ll moan about it on Twitter, read about it on our favorite websites, and watch diverting videos on YouTube to fill the icy hole in our hearts. We’ll do all this until the websites go dark and the networks go down because eventually, climate change will come for our internet, too. That is, unless...
By Sandvine September 12, 2019
Netflix has dropped to second place in terms of global internet traffic, behind the combined total of web-based streaming services, according to the latest 'Global Internet Phenomena Report' from Sandvine. After long holding the top spot for bandwidth use, Netflix dropped to 12.6 percent of total downstream volume in the first half of 2019, behind a 12.8...