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elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to battleop

Re: Netflix consumes 33% of Peak Internet Traffic?

This is real BS, because in most cases Netflix isn't crossing the "internet" at all (except for catalog refresh), it's being hosted in CDN's somewhere in the carriers intranet.

This is why they are apes**t about P2P because that actually costs them transit fees, and so does tunneling. So the more the content companies crack down, the higher the transit fees.

Netflix/streaming is glory to them because they can host that in-network and charge users for caps. A win win.

In any case Sandvine is a company that creates products to measure and bill for carriers, so they are no friend of mine. Of course they have a vested interest to find out ways to charge end users for bytes, even though that has very little to do with cost. The "internet is exploding" is crap, because it is not. These things for mobile are always shoddy, because in many cases these studies take into account wifi usage also. While it's usage it doesn't go against your cap (if you have one).


TheGuvnor9

join:2006-06-23
Beverly Hills, CA

Right, because both have nifty little measurement devices that track the entire interwebs....



skuv

@rr.com
reply to elefante72

Two of the largest residential ISP's, Comcast and TWC, do not have Netflix CDN's on their network. Do you forget Comcast's big fight with Level(3), one of Netflix's CDN hosts, from a couple of years ago?

And it still counts as Internet traffic, even it did. It is still getting to the end user which is connected to the Internet.



damonlab
Premium
join:2001-05-02
Detroit, MI
reply to elefante72

said by elefante72:

This is real BS, because in most cases Netflix isn't crossing the "internet" at all (except for catalog refresh), it's being hosted in CDN's somewhere in the carriers intranet.

This is why they are apes**t about P2P because that actually costs them transit fees, and so does tunneling. So the more the content companies crack down, the higher the transit fees.

Netflix/streaming is glory to them because they can host that in-network and charge users for caps. A win win.

ISPs claim to want in-network traffic, yet they killed newsgroups.

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
reply to elefante72

Sandvine was behind the TCP/IP-breaking shenanigans that Comcast was using on Bittorrent a few years ago.