Traffic Share of BitTorrent Hits Lowest, Below 10 Percent in Europe
BitTorrent has always a platform that raked in a major share of traffic on the internet; however, things are changing drastically for the torrent service.
According to a new study published by Sandvine, a Canadian network management company, the total traffic share has fallen below 10 percent in Europe and Asia.
This compares to the boom in file sharing when BitTorrent was the biggest traffic generator not only in the region but all over the world. Interestingly, the traffic that has gone down in these services has been picked up by other streaming services like Netflix and even YouTube.
In fact, YouTube has now come up to be the number one service in terms of traffic in Europe and Asia.
To be more specific, YouTube now gets 21.16% of the entire traffic in Europe while BitTorrent has gone down to merely 8.44% from 17.99% two years ago. On the other hand, in Asia BitTorrent has lost an alarming amount of traffic although it still maintains the number one spot at 24.95%.
However, YouTube is closing in on them with an impressive 24.64% traffic share.
The shift in trends from BitTorrent to YouTube and Netflix was originally started in North America and the aforementioned statistics for Asia and Europe appear to be influenced by that.