Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Web Traffic Overtakes P2P

Peer-to-peer traffic dominated the Internet in the last 4 years. But web traffic has overtaken P2P for a while thanks to YouTube which represents nearly 10% of all traffic on the Net (that is ~1% attention of online users). Ellacoya estimates that presently, as a result of streaming audio and video in Web downloads, HTTP is 46% of all traffic on the network. P2P has a strong second place at 37% of total traffic. The rest:
  • Newsgroups (9%)
  • Non-HTTP video streaming (3%)
  • Gaming (2%)
  • VoIP (1%)
P2P could soon get a boost by Joost which can easily represent 2 GB of traffic per user per day.

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