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Netflix consumes 15% of the world’s global internet traffic

Netflix consumes 15% of the world’s global internet traffic
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That’s according to a report from bandwidth management company Sandvine, reports the BBC. Taking up 15% of the world’s bandwidth makes Netflix the biggest data hog on the planet. Following Netflix, miscellaneous video embeds on websites takes up 13.1% of all internet traffic, while YouTube takes up 11.4% and general web browsing takes up 7.8%

In total, streaming video accounts for more than half the bandwidth on the internet worldwide at 58% of total bandwidth. Other findings reveal BitTorrent is responsible for 22% of total upstreams on the web, social media accounts for just 5.1% of all web traffic, and League of Legends accounts for 26% of all gaming streaming traffic on the web.

You can check out Sandvine’s full Global Internet Phenomena Report here.

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