Sandvine Lists 2012 Trends

Sandvine (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) has issued a list of its top Internet trends of 2012, based on data from its biannual "Global Internet Phenomena Report." Among the findings:

  1. The world leader of mobile data consumption is Asia with a mean monthly usage of 659 MB/month.

  2. More video is now watched on devices other than a laptop/PC.

  3. More than 50% of smartphones communicate with Facebook each hour.

  4. Netflix represents 33% of peak downstream traffic in the United States.

  5. YouTube is the largest source of mobile video traffic.

  6. In North America, video and audio streaming represent more than 50% of mobile data traffic, led by YouTube, Pandora and Netflix.

  7. Fixed Internet data usage was up 120% In North America.

  8. Instant messaging applications like WhatsApp are eating into communications service provider SMS revenue.

  9. Roaming @ Home: Smartphones and tablets drive 9% of traffic on North America’s fixed access networks.

  10. BitTorrent’s relative application share continues to decline in North America, but dominates in Asia-Pacific.

  11. Browsing IPv6 Data: Google Chrome is leading all browsers, responsible for 47% of native IPv6 traffic volume.

  12. Usain Bolt’s gold medal win in the men’s 100-meter dash was the most-streamed event in the United States during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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