One of the top wireless communication trends set to grow exponentially is the volume of wireless data, especially for video.
Shift from Voice to Video
Traditionally, voice was the driver of wireless networks. While there’s no question that voice is still a staple, there is an increasing shift toward video, and the prevalence of video will accelerate this trend.
Demand for Data Quality
In addition to an increased demand for data quantity, users are demanding better data quality. In 2014, users will demand more HD quality video that’s optimized across platforms and devices. This entails optimized viewing experiences specific to the user’s device and changing network conditions.
Role of Mobile
With these new variables to account for, the secure, reliable delivery of multimedia in real time will be increasingly important. The importance of ensuring that mobile devices can accommodate these demands will also be critical to delivering the all-around best user experience. In fact, Cisco reported that mobile video now represents over 50% of all mobile traffic, a number set to grow exponentially for years to come.
Managing Bandwidth Requirements
The intersection of these demands and trends mean that wireless networks are likely to face challenges with congestion and quality of service. As a result, major advancements surrounding enhanced data compression standards will remain top-of-mind. There will also be the widespread adoption of transformative advancements that reduce and manage bandwidth requirements to support personalized experiences for data and video.