Bytemobile has released new data that shows that video will rise from 40 percent of all mobile traffic worldwide in 2010 to 60 percent in 2011. Two-way video communications as well as live streaming of video content and the availability of full-length videos are to blame for the traffic jam. Bytemobile forecasts that mobile data usage will exceed any previous spikes this year.
In addition to making up 60 percent of network traffic, Bytemobile predicts that the latest smart phones will make the consumption of video content more widespread, eating up the increased capacity of the new LTE 4G networks even as mobile operators roll them out. Personal video communications will take the lead in dominating network capacity.
Bytemobile based its predictions on an analysis of data trends across its customers’ wireless networks. The company has deployed Smart Capacity solutions with more than 125 operators in 60 countries, including eight of the world’s top 10 Tier 1 carriers. Bytemobile’s Smart Capacity solutions combine caching, content filtering, policy enforcement, access control and capacity control points to create smarter networks for managing existing capacity.