Internet bandwidth over the globe is certainly high; it is evident that with the growth of Netflix it had to consume a huge amount of global downstream internet traffic. Now according to a recent study, it showed that around fifteen percent of the global downstream internet traffic is completely consumed by Netflix streaming. Netflix is now considered and shown as the number one downstream application around the world. The first half of 2018 says so and the growth is exponentially increasing. In the US alone it has about 19.1 percent of the total traffic which is followed by Amazon Prime with 7.7 percent and finally the old classic YouTube at 7.5 percent.
There was a time when YouTube was on the top, although it is still the number one social media sites visited on an average it seems that in the future we might see Netflix and Amazon Prime beating it. Netflix is further considered as an efficient video streaming service in terms of bandwidth usage. Netflix also is planning on collaborating with Airtel for bundled offers and is yet to give any news for the broadband subscribers. If these two entities join hands and go on a venture many broadband users might be happy. But it all depends on the decisions and plans these two companies make together, so let’s wait and watch what these companies might do.
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