Why watch your favorite shows on TV when your mobile is there? Mobile TV is rather not a new name but its gaining ultimate heights apparently with many channels and online video sites going mobile. This has laid a huge responsibility on the carriers to manage Qos like video compression and optimization to maintain traffic.
The Cisco Visual Network Index has predicted that mobile data traffic will double every year and till 2014 mobile video makes up to 66% of the mobile traffic.
It is also expected that mobile TV users will rise to 450 million in 2014 from 250 million in 2010. There are several mobile TV services like the recent Hulu, Youtube, Go TV, VCast, Sprint TV and CV with many online video sites are in the pipeline to go mobile. Vendors like Ventrix, Openwave and Ortiva have come up with solutions to manage mobile video traffic.
It’s now the role of the carriers of how they will manage this ever growing mobile traffic enabling high quality content since the mobile video traffic will burst out as expected.