Monday, January 15, 2007

Creaking pipes

About nine months back, I published a note for clients which focused on some trends in bandwidth consumption, and went through a list of factors which could make current projections of demand appear far too conservative. One of these was my expectation that HD content would inevitably flood onto BitTorrent aggregation sites - a serious bandwidth issue for telcos given the massively larger file sizes involved. Well, it's only the 15th day of this new year, the HD DVD crypto has been compromised, and the first HD DVD has been ripped and uploaded. File size - 19.6GB - 10x the typical file size of a standard definition feature length film. Ouch! [via TorrentFreak]

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