Personal video communications to dominate wireless network capacity
Increase in full-length and studio-quality videos and live streaming of multimedia content on mobile devices is expected to increase video content to 60% of total mobile network traffic in 2011, compared to 40% in 2010, according to a study by Bytemobile.
The report releaved that personal video communications will dominate wireless network capacity, such that 10% of subscribers consume 90% of total network traffic.
Bytemobile said that next-gen smartphones will lead the consumption of bandwidth-intensive content and subscribers will continue to consume available network capacity even as operators roll out LTE.
In addition, operators will add ‘Smart Capacity’ offerings to both the data centres and the packet core of their networks to better utilise capacity for rising traffic demand.
These new offerings combine caching, content filtering, policy enforcement, access control, and capacity control points to create smarter networks for managing existing capacity, helping operators protect their existing investments, control operating expenses and deferring new capital expenditures.
Further, the report said that the Smart Capacity management will enable operators to increase customer satisfaction and reduce subscriber churn.