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Netflix grows to almost 18% of peak UK internet traffic

Wednesday 14 May 2014 | 14:33 CET | News
Netflix accounted for 17.8 percent of downstream internet traffic in the UK and Ireland during peak viewing hours in the evening, according to research by Sandvine. This makes it the second-largest source of internet traffic during the period. Netflix's share of traffic is even higher in the US, due to the higher-bit rate HD quality there. The streaming service grew to 34.2 percent of traffic in peak hours in the first half of this year, from 31.6 percent in Sandvine's previous semi-annual report. Amazon Instant Video continues to gain share in the US as well, but still only accounts for 1.9

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Countries: World
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