Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mobile video: give your network a sporting chance

By Nitin Bhandari, Skyfire
Monday 28 July 14

A global summer of sport has seen exponentially more video traffic for mobile operators to manage.

A global mobile summer of sport 2014 has seen a global summer of televised sport. The FIFA World Cup, the Wimbledon tennis championships, world-class athletics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Tour de France, the start of a new F1 season - sports fans are spoilt for choice. They’re also spoilt when it comes to platforms to watch the action on - not only broadcast TV, but also online via their desktop PC or laptop, and increasingly on their smartphones or tablets. As these mobile devices have become more powerful, with bigger displays and better resolution screens, consumers’ expectations around watching video on the go have also increased. Peak times, peak network performances According to digital media company Adobe, football fans worldwide watched more than 2…

A global mobile summer of sport 2014 has seen a global summer of televised sport. The FIFA World Cup, the Wimbledon tennis championships, world-class athletics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Tour de France, the start of a new F1 season - sports fans are spoilt for choice. They’re also spoilt when it comes to platforms to watch the action on - not only broadcast TV, but also online via their desktop PC or laptop, and increasingly on their smartphones or tablets. As these mobile devices have become more powerful, with bigger displays and better resolution screens, consumers’ expectations around watching video on the go have also increased. Peak times, peak network performances According to digital media company Adobe, football fans worldwide watched more than 2…

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