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Broadband data put spotlight back on application-specific traffic management

News | 11/20/2009 5:59 pm EST

Two findings in Sandvine Inc.’s 2009 global wireline broadband report are stirring the traffic management debate: P2P filesharing has dropped by 25% as a share of total traffic, and peak hours condensed to 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in 2009, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in 2008. The biggest slice of the bandwidth pie these days, it seems, is being eaten by real-time video streaming.

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