Originally published: September 28, 2011
Last updated: September 28, 2011 - 3:03pm
A new website dubbed the Internet Observatory, from German traffic management company Ipoque, offers real-time insights into what Internet users are doing online at any given time.
The idea behind the Internet Observatory, unveiled at the Broadband World Forum in Paris, is to show continent by continent how much traffic is caused by P2P; how Skype traffic fares against SIP traffic; and which Instant Messaging client generates the most traffic. The project is currently restricted to statistics from Europe, but real-time data for other continents as well as more in-depth statistics about each continent should to added soon, according to Ipoque. Even with its limited geographic scope, the site already reveals some interesting trends.
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