20 June 2007
YouTube has been credited with changing the complexion of data on the For more than four years, As a result of streaming audio and video, however, HTTP accounts for
internet. The popularity of the video sharing site means that HTTP eats
up more bandwidth than any other data transfer protocol.
peer-to-peer (p2p) applications swapping music and latterly movie files
have overwhelmingly consumed the largest percentage of bandwidth,
according to broadband technology firm Ellacoya Networks.
approximately 46% of all traffic on the network while just 37% is p2p.
Newsgroups (9%), non-HTTP video streaming (3%), gaming (2%) and VoIP
(1%) are the next most widely used applications.
For more than four years,
As a result of streaming audio and video, however, HTTP accounts for