Looking at the details they announced it says they "released findings based on usage data of approximately one million broadband subscribers in North America". So how does 1 million subscribers in only North America account for all traffic on the Internet when the Internet is global?
Plus, Ellacoya Networks can't even take the data it has and present it properly. It says, "Breaking down application types within HTTP, the data reveals that traditional Web page downloads represent 45% of all Web traffic. Streaming video represents 36% and streaming audio 5% of all HTTP traffic." Say what? If is is "streaming video" like you say, then how can it be HTTP based? Which one is it? Streaming or HTTP?
They use the term streaming and download in the same phrase twice in the four paragraph release. "Presently, as a result of streaming audio and video in Web downloads, HTTP is approximately 46% of all traffic on the network." Are you talking progressive downloads or streaming?
And they end the press release with a quote that includes them saying, "The way people use the Internet is changing rapidly - from browsing to real-time streaming. We expect to see new applications over the next year that will accelerate this trend." That may be, but you didn't report on anything that was "real-time streaming" based.
There is no question that traffic to Google's YouTube is still growing and the volume of online videos they deliver is larger than any other site on the web today. But no one has the data as of yet to say what percentage of all traffic passed over the Internet is as a result of YouTube.