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Sandvine today announced the release of its Global Internet Phenomena Report: Spring 2011, including Internet trends from North America, Latin America, and Europe. Since the last report in the fall of 2010, the general trend appears to be a growing appetite for on-demand applications. There were three major findings in the report:
The statistics in this year's study are based on voluntary and completely anonymous data, aggregated from fixed and mobile service provider networks spanning the three markets. Sandvine argues that by including over 220 service provider customers spanning more than 85 countries, it can offer the most comprehensive report of its kind in the industry.
"The information and trends in Sandvine's Spring 2011 Global Internet Phenomena Report, emphasize the need for innovative solutions to keep up with rapidly evolving consumer demands for content and connectivity. The dramatic growth of Netflix and its impending global expansion are prime examples of a growing appetite for real-time entertainment," said Dave Caputo, President and CEO, Sandvine. "It is also important for fixed and mobile broadband providers to have real-time policy control capability, made possible by insightful business intelligence, in order to put sound strategic decisions into action."
The Netflix statistic is by far the most impressive. The Los Gatos, California-based company was established in 1997 and started its subscription service in 1999. By 2009, it was offering a collection of 100,000 titles on DVD, surpassing 10 million subscribers. In September 2010, Netflix launched its streaming service in Canada for $8 per month. It isn't available anywhere outside of the US or Canada (yet?) but we can imagine the impact of the company if it was.
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