Real-Time Entertainment applications, primarily video streaming, now accounts for 60% of peak downstream traffic in North America according to a report released today by Waterloo based Sandvine.
Sandvine says that during peak primetime hours (7pm to 9pm) Netflix users are the largest consumers of internet bandwidth, accounting for almost one-third (32.7%) of peak aggregate traffic, a relative increase of more than 10% since the spring
A report out today from comScore has found that computers accounted for 93.2 percent of web traffic in the U.S. during August. Approximately two-thirds of the remaining 6.8 percent of traffic was sent or received from mobile phones with tablets accounting for much of the remainder.
The research firms says that increased WiFi availability and mobile broadband adoption in the country are behind the increasing share of internet traffic flowing to smartphones and tablets.
In 2009, four out of five (80%) Canadians aged 16 and older or 21.7 million people logged onto the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007, according to Industry Canada’s 2009 Canadian Internet Use Survey.
The survey, which was conducted in November of 2009, asked more than 23,000 Canadians aged 16 years and over about their Internet use, including shopping, for the previous 12 months.
In the last quarter of 2009, the amount of time Americans spent using the Internet while watching TV reached three and a half hours a month, up 35% from the previous quarter.
The results are according to The Nielsen Company’s latest Three Screen Report, which tracks consumption across TV, Internet and mobile phones.
The average online Canadian spends 18.1 hours per week online versus 16.9 hours watching television according to the results of a recent survey by Ipsos Reid.
The firm’s findings were based on an internet only survey of 839 adult Canadians who were part of an Ipsos online panel.