Netflix streaming consuming 15 percent of worldwide internet bandwidth: Study

Dubai: If you thought Netflix is only raising up your internet bills”>internet bills, a recent report claims that the video streaming service is actually eating up a sizeable chunk of the entire internet bandwidth, globally!

According to Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena Report, Netflix is the number one downstream application worldwide with almost 15 percent of global internet traffic. In the Americas, the share tops 19.1 percent for total traffic, followed by Prime Video at 7.7 percent and YouTube at 7.5 percent.

The report further reveals that Netflix is also the most efficient video streaming service in terms of bandwidth usage.

Following Netflix is HTTP media streams, consuming 13.1 percent of all traffic, YouTube at 11.4 percent, web-browsing at 7.8 percent, and MPEG transport streams at 4.4 percent.