Encrypted Internet Traffic
A Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight
In this report, Sandvine uses data collected from networks in North America, Europe, and Latin America to explain the current state of traffic encryption, make predictions on where it is going, as well as provide a high level overview of the technical terms and technology associated with encrypted Internet traffic.
Some notable points from the research include:
- A forecast that 70% of global Internet traffic will be encrypted in 2016, with many networks exceeding 80%
- North American fixed networks have the lowest share of encrypted traffic, globally, thanks to the popularity of streaming video applications which are not fully encrypted
- Netflix, the leading source of North American traffic has begun to transition towards delivering encrypted video in select web browsers, although over 90% of their traffic remains unencrypted
- Over two-thirds of traffic on fixed access networks in Europe and Latin America is already encrypted thanks to the popularity of sites like YouTube and Facebook