Based on early streaming statistics, Netflix's launch of "Arrested Development" Sunday was a "success and did have a noticeable effect on network traffic," said Cam Cullen, vice president of global marketing at Procera, a network intelligence company.
Procera works with 600 Internet service providers worldwide, including six of the top 10 cable operators in the U.S. and three of the top five DSL operators.
The number of subscribers logging into Netflix jumped 8 percent while the peak Sunday Internet traffic was 10 percent higher than the prior Sunday at one of Procera's cable networks. And considering that it was a holiday weekend, traffic was expected to drop, so " 'Arrested Development' was a significant contributor to that traffic jump," according to Procera.
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