Online Video Gaming traffic increasing fast, says Plusnet

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Plusnet, the UK ISP, has brought out some interesting facts about online video gaming on its service. Statistics show a 50% rise in the last 12 months, although traffic for online gaming saw a small decrease during 2011-2012. However, there has been a lot of growth, but online gaming remains a relatively low bandwidth service. This is because it is sensitive to latency and upload speeds, mainly, and not really on download.


Plusnet observes that video gaming traffic on their internet service is only at 2% of the total bandwidth on their network. Comparatively, streaming services account for about 50%. Apparently most video gaming takes place after people get back from work or school (during 7pm to 8pm), on weekdays. With the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, bandwidth usage is expected to further rise. To add to it would be game releases like Battlefield 4 and another Call of Duty version. Most games have gone multi-player but is manageable online for ISPs.


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