The Implications of Video P2p on Network Usage
VIDEO PEER TO PEER, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, 2005
27 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2005
A rising tide of video peer-to-peer (P2P) activity is already beginning to affect data networks. And video P2P traffic will inexorably grow in the years ahead. Video P2P will expand beyond unauthorized sharing of commercial prerecorded content, becoming a significant driver of broadband usage and potentially creating new revenue streams. Meanwhile, because of its sheer bulk and technical characteristics, video P2P traffic will place significant strains on broadband networks. Thus, video P2P will influence both the outputs and the inputs of the Internet of the future.
Keywords: Peer-to-peer, P2P, video, BitTorrent, network engineering
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