Voice & Data: Mobile video will be 75% of 4G traffic by 2020: Huawei, Ovum

Posted August 31, 2016
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According to a new report, over 75% of all 4G data traffic will be video by 2020.  This should come as no surprise.  As the Internet and smartphones have developed and grown, video's prevalence has only expanded.  Video is inescapable on the web and it will only continue to grow.  This includes everything from cat videos, to our own training videos, to news reports, video conferences, animations and more. 

from Voice & Data reports:

According to a joint whitepaper from Huawei and OVUM, a leading global technology research and advisory firm, by 2020, mobile video usage will have increased to about 75% of total 4G traffic, up from just 15% in 2016.

Entitled, ‘The Evolution of Big Video – Examining telco transformation video opportunities’, the whitepaper highlights the current situation for telcos who provide video services for the entertainment and communications markets, as well as for vertical industry segments.

Focused on the usage and penetration of video among the individual, family, and enterprise customer sectors, the paper also unveils the latest trends for the evolution of big video and provides suggestions and insights in supporting telcos journeying through ICT and Big Video transformation.

The paper offers a comprehensive analysis on the current status of the video business, as well as insights on the industry’s future business outlook, possible business models, subscribers’ consumption trends and the latest technology-driven forces. Specifically, the white paper points out that:

“By 2020, mobile video usage will have increased to about 75% of total 4G traffic, from 15% in 2016, with 4K UHD video, social media video, mobile video, VR/AR applications, 5G/FTTx network penetration and latest IT technology trends (cloud computing, bid data, Telco OS etc.) being the driving forces boosting video usage,” the report said.

Read the full report.


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