Internet Traffic: There's P2P And Everyone Else
P2P clearly dominates Internet traffic and BitTorrent is king in the P2P world, these are the results of a study conducted by research firm iPoque.
September 5, 2007
According to the preliminary results, the P2P traffic holds 50% of all Internet traffic and can go up to 90%. The researchers discovered that eDonkey has lost the title of “most popular P2P network” to BitTorrent, which currently enjoys around 50-75% of all P2P traffic.
As expected, the results may vary from region to region. eDonkey's popularity floats between 5-50%, while DirectConnect has got a grip on around 30% of P2P traffic in the Baltic States.
Taking the analysis on the website site, the results showed the rise media streaming and one-click file hosting services, such as YouTube and Megaupload, respectively.
Low-bandwidth application Skype was found to have already reached 2% of the overall traffic, but only in certain networks.
The full results of the study will be released at the Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT (September 25-27).