Drew Fitzgerald and Daisuke Wakabayashi for The Wall Street Journal:
Apple Inc. is stitching together a network of Internet infrastructure capable of delivering large amounts of content to customers, giving the company more control over the distribution of its online offerings while laying the groundwork for more traffic if it decides to move deeper into television. Link
No surprise really that Apple would be securing more and more bandwidth just for iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store alone. What does surprise me is the above article’s infographic documenting “percentage of U.S. Peak traffic produduced by companies’ networks”. Number one, Netflix, with 32%. Number two, Google, with 22%. In third, Apple, with just 4%. Not surprised by the order, more by just how much data Google and especially Netflix are pumping out.