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

Posted August 31, 2016
Share To

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.


Recent Posts

Bad News, Good News
June 17, 2024

The old news mantra — if it bleeds, it leads has been replaced by if it’s gross, adios. The prospect of a news-free electorate is terrifying.

The news business is in trouble. In the past decade, more than 2400 local newspapers have closed. NBC Nightly News gets 5 million viewers per night, in a nation of 340 million people, so most people are not watching. What are they watching? Netflix.

For most of human history, people lived in a world without news. The concept simply did not exist. The idea of news is really a 19th-century phenomenon, driven first by newspapers, and then by electronic media which brought us radio, then TV and now the web. Now, it seems, we are headed back to a world without news. Not because the technology is not there, but rather because, increasingly, people are no longer interested in news, at least in the way it is packaged now.

Share Page on: