The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has drastically affected network usage around the world, with many operators experiencing 100% growth in traffic volume as usage shifts from enterprise and education networks to primarily consumer broadband networks.
We at Sandvine want to ensure that network operators can continue to deliver high quality internet services that consumers depend on during these times, and this report is our contribution to the network industry during these times of change.
Some highlights from this edition of the report include:
Streaming video is over 65% of all mobile traffic by volume
YouTube is more than 25% of total worldwide mobile traffic by volume
Facebook Video has grown substantially over the past year to #2 worldwide at over 17% of total traffic volume
The 2019 Mobile Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine is here! Mobile networks have different traffic composition than the what we saw in the 2018 Global Internet Phenomena Report, and this version of the report shows clear differences between a report dominated by fixed traffic volume versus a mobile-only view of internet consumption.
In 2019, streaming video continues to dominate internet consumption, but the content sources for this video are fragmenting from the convenience of Netflix as the aggregator to many brands with unique original offerings. This has a big effect on overall internet traffic patterns, as it has also resulted in an increase in file sharing as users seek to avoid spending more money on subscriptions.
This edition of the Global Internet Phenomena Report covers both global macro and regional micro views of the composition of traffic on the internet. The data in the report is drawn from Sandvine’s installed base of over 150 Tier 1 and Tier 2 fixed and mobile operators worldwide. View our findings for 2018 by downloading the report and watching the related webinar.