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BreakingPoint Captures Real-World 2015 Application Trends

March 29, 2016 by Ixia Blog Team

Author: Lalithya Divi. A quick look into the 2015 BreakingPoint Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena report for North America Fixed Atric sealAccess gives an interesting insight into the various application distributions across multiple geographical locations.

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Figure 1: North America Fixed Access Application distribution.

The percentage of traffic generated by the Real-Time Entertainment (audio and video traffic) continues to be the most dominant category among the various application distributions available. Observing the reports of the North America region it is evident that Netflix traffic occupies about 35% of the overall fixed access traffic. The other contributors to the growing real-time traffic include YouTube, Amazon video, and Hulu, which have all shown an increase in their share when compared to the report released in May 2015. Real-time traffic is dominant in the mobile traffic as well, with a share of over 40% of downstream bytes. However, not far from the top are the Facebook and htttp application usages and also third-party application Snapchat, which has an individual contribution of 4.11%.

Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific (EMEA) have similar trends with real-time entertainment. However, the Africa region is an exception to this trend, where the majority of the peak traffic comes from the web-browsing category. Although, the real-time entertainment traffic shows an increasing trend and is expected to beat the other traffic categories in Africa as well.

Ixia’s BreakingPoint solutions provide the application profiles that enable you to test your networks against various traffic distributions as seen in the real world. BreakingPoint includes traffic profiles that are based on the percent bandwidth as per the global Sandvine reports. The recently released Sandvine profiles include:

  • Sandvine 2015 Latin America Mobile Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Latin America Fixed Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Asia Pacific Mobile Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Asia Pacific Fixed Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Latin America Fixed Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Europe Fixed Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Europe Mobile Access
  • Sandvine 2015 North America Fixed Access
  • Sandvine 2015 North America Mobile Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Africa Mobile Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Africa Fixed Access
  • Sandvine 2015 Middle East Mobile Access
  • Sandvine May 2015 North America Fixed Access
  • Sandvine May 2015 North America Mobile Access

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