When it comes to grabbing a big share of the U.S. peak internet traffic market, the social gaming platform Twitch is making waves. A new study released by The Wall Street Journal finds that the network beats out Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, and many other providers in terms of U.S. peak Internet traffic usage.
The study shows the top ten companies and their respective percentage of U.S. peak Internet traffic. Twitch is shown to hold 1.8% of all peak U.S. internet traffic, while only Apple, Google, and Netflix hold a larger share of the market.
That ranking appeared to be confirmed by Twitch VP of Marketing and Communications, Matthew DiPietro, who shared the publications findings in a blog post. According to DiPietro the company is already planning to expand its infrastructure to handle the onslaught of new users.
On its website Twitch bills itself as:
“The world’s leading video platform and community for gamers with more than 45 million visitors per month. We want to connect gamers around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat from everywhere they play.”
Apple maintained a 4.3% share of the market, while Google controls 22% and Netflix leads the pack with a whopping 43% of internet traffic during peak times.