Netflix Inc. the famous online streaming site, captured the most bandwidth in North America region during March, as it drew almost 36.5% of internet downstream bandwidth, surpassing its own record of 34.5% usage set six months ago, as per Sandvine, a bandwidth management system in Canada.
The number are more than expected and shows the rising popularity of the firm, as Variety mentioned that the company’s bandwidth consumption numbers endures to be more than joint figures of Hulu and Amazon Inc. and YouTube during its greatest period. Keeping in mind that YouTube was the most popular website used for streaming when it was introduced, however, Netflix’s numbers is more than impressive.
The report shoes that YouTube concurred 15.6% of total internet traffic during prime time, with 6% of web browsing, Facebook stood at 2.7%, Amazon video at 2%, and Hulu was able to capture only 1.9%. The latest Sling TV reasonably drew not more than 1% of the internet bandwidth during prime time.
As per the reports by Sandvine, Amazon had a diverse year, with its instant video’s share increased by 1.9% only, and against 2.6% that it captured in fall 2014, the service however was not able to attract the users. Sandvine said it is because of the seasonal differences, that is the case with HBO as well. The popular series maker, Game of Thrones, was not able to make it to top 10, while the GOT fifth season premiere on April 12 saw HBO NOW and HBO Go got 4.1% of the internet traffic in United States.
During the same time, on the similar network, the streaming company caught 33.5% of internet traffic, with YouTube straggling with 15.7%. A similar irregularity was seen when a downloadable content pack of its famous title, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare was released by Activision Blizzard Inc.
BitTorrent was not able to impress, as Sandvine reported it contained only 6.3% of entire traffic in the United States, against 31% it drew in the year 2008. Though, as Sanddvine’s numbers are in percentage form, and high speed of internet has taken over from 2008, the statistics in absolute terms may be still more or less similar to them.
It is going to be interesting if the streaming giant’s dominance in the country can also be seen at the international stage, while we believe that those numbers will not be as impressive as 37% it racked up in United States.