Qwest CTO Pieter Poll told lightreading:
“I’m not convinced that it causes network congestion at this point, but clearly it has the potential to do that,”
He looked at Qwest’s peering points to get an idea of how much P2P traffic is on its networks. And, while he admits that it’s not an exact measurement of the P2P traffic load, he says the fears of network congestion are a little overblown.
“Iâ€¦ found that the traffic is well under what some in that industry say is happening. I mean, you hear claims of significant double-digit penetration of peer-to-peer traffic, and it was not near there,”