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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > File-Sharing & Streaming On the Rise

File-Sharing & Streaming On the Rise

File-Sharing & Streaming On the Rise

Added: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Recent research released by one of the network security companies confirmed that P2P file-sharing and online streaming are on the rise, compared to statistics from previous years.


The regular report from the network security company offered a thorough view on global data usage, based on evaluating traffic from over 2,000 companies throughout the globe, and covering a period from November 2011 to May 2012.

Taking into account that the lines between professional and private life still blur, the results of the report show that many employees prefer using personal technologies such as Netflix and Tumblr at work. That’s why the key to out new digital reality is not to ignore the existence of these programs or ban them, but to manage their usage by policies which provide modern workforce with the needed flexibility without impeding on the business.

The businesses find out that they are able to successfully employ network security controls which enable Internet application usage for the workers while meeting quality-of-service standards for business-critical programs and managing security threats.

The report found out 3 important things:

1. Streaming video bandwidth consumption has increased by over 300%: if you compare the statistics with the last report, you understand that the total bandwidth consumed by streaming video has more than tripled, reaching 13%. Moreover, 34 streaming programs were employed on 97% of the covered organizations’ networks. Such increase was thanks to services like YouTube and Netflix in America and PPStream in Asia and Pacific.

2. P2P file-sharing is currently gaining popularity with the consumption spiking with 700%. 7 P2P clients and 13 browser-based file-sharing applications were found on 90% of networks throughout the globe.

3. Social networking remains a strong player gathering many file-sharing enthusiasts. For instance, Tumblr and Pinterest became very popular in the past 6 months. Meanwhile, at least one social networking client was found on 97% of the covered companies, with an average of 29 different social networking applications found on each company.

Another interesting finding: almost 1/3 of every dollar spent on bandwidth supports streaming media or file-sharing, with these two categories encompassing about 250 apps, most of which are dedicated to personal use.

July 4th,2012

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Date:  Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-07-04 20:09:21)
No avatarok but in a post just a day or to ago it mentioned that file sharing was reduced by 13%? just in America, but this is referring to it on a global scale. or some one is just full of it. "just trying to make some noise to gain attention?"

honestly I don't think any one is truly looking at the statistics correctly, as more and more are joining in on file sharing. "as more people loos jobs it will continue to rise"

posted by (2012-07-04 20:39:53)
jumbo71 avataryea i agree with the above comment ...after these governments have sucked every penny from the working class people they now have no money left to buy such luxuries so p2p will become a lot more popular with today economic struggle to find extra cash...

posted by (2012-07-04 20:40:35)
crazymichael avatarif they hate piracy that much i suggest they put DVD and CD prices down because they will never see me pay £16 for a a cd or dvd each time and £15 for wwe and boxing PPVs is rediculous when its only on 3 hours long ever wondered why people just video stream it some people in the world have bills to pay

posted by (2012-07-04 21:45:30)
TDaddy avatarThank you Clamo! I just read the same article a few days ago. Clearly, these statistics make no sense at all. Bloggers just want to keep themselves busy and make anything up in order to do so. The statistics are all non-sense.

posted by Blocked (2012-07-05 00:35:00)
williebk avatarI've no idea what people are talking about. No one really knows the real file-sharing statistics. I could easily tell you first hand that file sharing is definitely on the rise thanks to millions of unemployment people worldwide. People just don't have no money to spend on movies, DVD's, so get real

posted by (2012-07-05 01:16:54)
No avatarLol you guys are idiots, 13% of american filesharers mostlikely purchased some form of vpn seedbox or proxy, causing that 13% filesharing to transfer to another country or countries depending on service, no one really knows filesharing statistics and no one wants to show em where and how to look, woot!! if they want to defeat piracy, they need to sell cds for 5 bucks, movies for 8, pretty much, they need to beat weed prices lol, cuz if this movie costs more than a dime bag its above my budget and the majority of poor ass peoples of america. check it, reduced piracy statistic in america = increased global piracy

posted by (2012-07-05 03:06:32)
jumbo71 avatar
check that link of if your from europe......piracy eu law been kicked out ..lol

posted by Blocked (2012-07-06 02:00:41)
No avatarjumbo71 you are right

posted by Blocked (2012-07-06 12:11:57)
No avatarMany unsigned bands, and TV online eg catching up on missed shows . . . Duh!!!!

posted by Blocked (2012-07-06 21:57:34)
skreamer avatarYeah. I think most likely there is an idiot on here.

One bunch of stats I'd like to see are those concerned with the demise of BTJ. I once saw 250,000 seeders on a single torrent there. I have yet to see anything similar since. Granted that was a spike in itself, but generally torrents seem quite poorly populated now compared to then.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-08 12:15:41)
Embolism avatarSince the use of DHT in torrent applications,blocklists ,etc,prevent tracking by companies and give anonymity to clients the true figures cannot be ascertained on p2p,although netflix and other media streaming companies do have recordable figures.All that can be ascertained are the figures for those that have the client applications installed. in p2p not those that actually use them.For example there are currently 956,467 users in Azureus with IPs:263,328.Worldwide the users of all client applications in bittorrent are in in the many millions and due to financial recession on a global scale this figure will rise at least until 2015,even then as many companies use p2p for secure private torrents monitoring all p2p will be impractical unless enforced by ISP`s.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-08 12:21:22)
Embolism avatarThere are many legitimate servers like Sourceforge.net and Linux servers like Fedora etc that download to bit torrent clients across the globe alone and monitoring all is not feasible.

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