Spotify Consumes more Bandwidth than Sweden

Spotify Consumes more Bandwidth than Sweden
   

The CEO of Spotify recently said that ‘On certain days, we’re consuming more Internet capacity than Sweden has as a country.

Spotify uses a P2P setup that takes bandwidth usage away from a single server setup allowing the network to grow larger. P2P works by users instlaling the Spotify application which then streams information from one computer to another rather than from a central server setup.

It’s interesting to see how quickly Spotify have grown as they now have 320,000 paying subscribers with around 7 million users in total and yet, they have not entered the US market.

Reasons for not entering the US market are down to it being so huge with a lot of deals to be struck up with music providers. Once all this is ironed out it is expected to launch for around $10/month out that way.

When opened up in the US it makes you wonder how much bandwidth will be used in total as the US is potentially a huge market for this sort of application. iTunes may have a serious competitor!

Via: TechCrunch

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