Don't want to dwell on this, but Sandvine is not an unbiased source. And it is
apparently the *only* source - and 50% is a LOT. Even Trump and Clinton don't
have 50% of the electorate each. :-)
Does Sandvine have the resources to examine a true sample of all Internet
Maybe the NSA does.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:42pm, "Alan Jenkins"
> On 20/09/2016, dpr...@reed.com <dpr...@reed.com> wrote:
>> I constantly see the claim that >50% of transmitted data on the Internet are
>> streaming TV. However, the source seems to be as hard to nail down as the
>> original claim that >50% of Internet traffic was pirated music being sent
>> over bittorrent.
> uh, ibid.
> 50-60% "upstream bandwidth", 2010 and 2008 respectively.
> I'm quite happy to believe the trend, at least. Do you have a
> preferred assessment or even a rebuttal (back of the envelope,
> whatever) for around that time?
> BT for media is a real sweet spot. Music particularly because people
> _collect_, though I don't know what the timeline would look like for
> music v.s. video.
> Not as if the original figure was being cited as scientific gospel.
> The last paper out of Netflix, they said it works best to stomp out
> the isochronous behaviour and run in FTP mode as much as possible :).
> (Subject to upper limits on quality and application buffers). Even
> dumb chunk downloading uses TCP; it's not isochronous in the way
> that's usually used to describe RTP etc.
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