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North America’s connected homes

North America’s connected homes 

By analyzing their subscribers’ network usage, Sandvine has deemed their report more trustworthy than those that depend on consumer surveys and sales figures.

Here are the report’s key findings:

  • The average North American home uses over seven active devices each day, with 6 per cent using over 15.
  • Computers aren’t the leading network hogs anymore. Laptops and desktops account for less than 25 per cent of total traffic on fixed access networks.
  • Mobile devices, like tablets and smartphones, account for about 30 per cent of North American fixed access traffic.
  • Game play traffic is only responsible for 2.5 per cent of the total traffic generated by PlayStation 4 consoles. The bulk of their bandwidth consumption comes from video streaming (65 per cent) and game downloads (25 per cent).

“The ability to understand what is happening within the connected home is valuable data that communications service providers can use to ensure they are providing their subscribers with the best possible experience,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.

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