Oct 26, 2011. CNet -- ...real-time entertainment applications are the primary drivers of network capacity on fixed access (non-wireless) networks in North America, accounting for 60 percent of peak downstream network traffic from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., up from 50 percent in 2010.
The report also reveals that we've entered a post-PC era where the majority of the traffic is destined for devices other than a laptop or desktop computer. Fifty-five percent of the real-time entertainment traffic is consumed via game consoles, set-top boxes, smart TVs, tablets, and mobile devices.
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