News JVTech Chart: the top 10 websites that consume the most bandwidth, with the first alone making up 15%...
Published on 02/04/2023 at 10:30
The amount of bandwidth that is being used worldwide is increasing, and the most important websites are increasingly using it. This very simple graph gives us some pretty impressive statistics on the two most expensive websites in the world.
What is the definition of bandwidth?
The term bandwidth is often used in common usage to describe the amount (or weight) of files transferred over the Internet. It is measured in bytes and can vary enormously depending on the file type.
Any activity that requires the Internet will consume bandwidth. For example, if you send an image to someone else via the Internet, it will consume more bandwidth than if you send a simple message. Videos, live streaming, and online video gaming are the most greedy activities.
The owners of the websites concerned must have massive data facilities capable of sustaining the Internet traffic generated by tens of thousands or millions of people who are doing these activities at the same time. All of this of course has an impact on the environment, since these processing facilities require a lot of energy and must also be cooled to function normally.
Netflix is leading the way, while YouTube is trailing behind.
Sandvine is a company that provides cloud computing solutions, but also researches on internet activity in the world. Here are a few examples: sites that use the most bandwidth.
The first graph in which I see it summarizes it quite nicely: The top ten internet services alone account for more than 50% of global Internet traffic. 56.1% to be exact. What impresses me the most is the percentage of Netflix that occupies the top spot on the podium: 14.9%.
On long video streaming platforms, such as films or series with many episodes, users are running high resolution for quite a while, giving us this rather shocking 15% percentage.
YouTube is second with all of the same 11.6 percent. The rest comes down to social networks, streaming platforms, and video games with Xbox Live for online gaming on Microsoft consoles, and PlayStation game downloads.
Here is the complete list of all businesses on the market.
14,9% YouTube : 11,6% Generic QUIC : 5,9% Disney+ : 4,5% TikTok : 3,9% HTTP media stream : 3,7% PlayStation (téléchargement) : 2,9% Facebook : 2,9% Amazon Prime Video : 2,8%
When you broadcast a video on TikTok on YouTube, you don't realize how much impact you have on worldwide Internet traffic. So, whether it's for your electricity bill or for the good of the planet, now you know which URLs are responsible for the largest gigabytes of bandwidth in the world.