· In the United States, Netflix represents more than 20% of downstream traffic during peak times and is heaviest between 8-10 p.m.
· The Asia-Pacific region ramps up Internet usage at 5 a.m., and median monthly data consumption is close to 12 GB per household compared to 4 GB in North America.
· In Europe, zSHARE has become the dominant leader for storage and backup services. It accounts for 3% of downstream traffic during peak periods.
· Overall, there is a wide variation between the amount of time Internet connections are active. For example, in North America the average time a fixed connection is active is 3 hours, whereas in Asia-Pacific it's closer to 5.5 hours.
Go to http://www.sandvine.com/news/global_broadband_trends.asp for the executive summary of the report.