These figures are coming from Sandvine, a provider of Network Intelligence solutions, in its just published 1H 2018 Global Internet Phenomena Report, which shot how applications are consuming the world’s internet bandwidth. With an installed base of over 2.1 billion subscribers worldwide across over 150 Tier 1 and Tier 2 fixed, mobile, WiFi, and satellite operators, Sandvine’s visibility into internet trends is unparalleled in the industry.
Other results from the sport include: more than 50% of internet traffic is encrypted, and TLS 1.3 adoption is growing. Gaming is becoming a significant force in traffic volume as gaming downloads, Twitch streaming, and professional gaming go mainstream. BitTorrent is almost 22% of total upstream volume of traffic, and over 31% in EMEA alone. Alphabet/Google applications make up over 40% of the total internet connections in APAC.
Commenting on the report, Lyn Cantor, president and CEO at Sandvine, said: “Our business model is based on being ‘the best’ telco network data analytics company and providing our customers with use cases to understand, optimize, and manage subscriber quality of experience. Our goal with this report is to inform the global community on the ‘Internet Phenomena’ we live in every day, and to expose challenges and opportunities to build a more collaborative eco-system, improving the connected experiences for subscribers.”