12/03/2013 Leave a comment
In March 2013, a Sandvine report indicated over 53% of downstream internet traffic in North America is a result of video content streaming providers – Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon and the like. This is only expected to increase exponentially over the next years. By 2017, it is predicted nearly 69% of worldwide internet traffic will be online video.
With numbers like these, it is no wonder the battle of content and broadband service providers continues to prove challenging. In a Wall Street Journal Article, “For Web Firms, Faster Access Comes at a Price,” large data-heavy content providers are now paying major broadband and regional providers for IP data traffic distribution to and from the web, for access to strategic connection points, NAPs and private peering points. Read more of this post