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Netflix figures from TalkTalk show demand on streaming content

TalkTalk has released some data on the level of Netflix use on their network, a new record breaking amount of traffic was carried during the evening of Sunday 1st March at some 322 Gbps (322,000 Mbps) and with the overall traffic volume hitting around 1.5 Tbps (1500 Gbps).

The figures seem astounding, but when you consider that TalkTalk has some 4,236,000 broadband customers of which 400,000 are using a fibre based solution, the peak time usage is around 0.35 Mbps. Netflix consumes anything between 2.5 Mbps and 10 Mbps usually, which means that 1/5 of all the TalkTalk peak traffic was probably cased by around 60,000 to 80,000 people using the video streaming service.

While TalkTalk is able to control the amount of external traffic through CDN devices placed throughout its network, it will be interesting to see what impact BBC 3 going online only will have, while BBC 3 does not have massive viewing figures, with 690,000 people watching Bangkok Airport if they do this online there will be an impact on traffic patterns.


Seeing that BBC are looking at dropping Licence fee for Household Fee for all uses. Wonder how BBC will control access to likes of BBC3 and other online content?

  • flippery
  • over 5 years ago

The BBC certainly aren't looking to drop the licence fee - they'll try and keep it going for as long as possible.

  • AndyCZ
  • over 5 years ago


Yes, the British media establishment is infested with "friends" of the BBC who will do their bidding when it comes to retaining the licence fee.

Meanwhile the courts are clogged up with licence fee cases and the BBC don't give a damn about a poll tax on the poor ... I could go on, and on.

  • Spud2003
  • over 5 years ago

As long as the BBC continue to serve the LibLabCon, they will keep getting kick backs and use their gestapo to enforce it.

  • otester
  • over 5 years ago

Fortunately they do not have the powers that the Gestapo once held(yet) and if you refuse to talk to them, shut the door in their face or preferably don't open it in the first place, there is bugger all they can do.

  • Teefenn1
  • over 5 years ago

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