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Adiós p2p… ¡Hola Streaming Media!

Viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

Compartimos con vosotros esta interesante nota de The New York Times acerca de un estudio de Arbor Networks sobre el tráfico de Internet. Un fragmento muy interesante nos revela lo que nosotros ya venimos disfrutando desde tiempo atrás:

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So Long P2P, Hello Streaming Media

Consolidation is not the only trend revealed by the new findings, however. The report also discovered a sharp decline in peer-to-peer traffic, which only two years prior peaked at 40% of all traffic worldwide. Today, while still a hefty number, P2P traffic has dropped down to 18%. Why the change? For the most part, the file-sharing that took place on networks like Limewire and Napster back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s, has now been largely replaced by streaming video thanks to to sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix. Given easier and less technical ways of accessing media, consumers have begun to shift away from the headache of P2P to these new and often free or ad-supported sites. Today, as much as 20% of web traffic is video, Labovitz estimates.

As far as Internet traffic in general, more than half (52%) is web-based, up from 42% in 2007. The remaining traffic comes from email and private networks.

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