Netflix continues to slowly increase its domination of North American fixed networks, according to the latest Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena Report.
According to Sandvine, the trailblazing internet TV service currently accounts for 36.5% of North American downstream internet traffic in the peak evening hours.
Meanwhile, BitTorrent continues to see a decline in fixed access bandwidth share, and now accounts for only 6.3% of total traffic in North America, and 8.5% in Latin America
However this year HBO left a significantly larger mark on bandwidth consumption, thanks in part to its new HBO NOW streaming service. Indeed, during the season five premiere of Game of Thrones, HBO’s two streaming properties (HBO GO and HBO NOW) accounted for 4.1% of traffic on one US fixed network; an increase of over 300% of their average levels