Streaming Video to Tax Networks

According to Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris, NYSE:ALU), increasing consumption of video content on tablets, smartphones and other such devices will push the wired broadband networks that carry this traffic to their absolute limits over the next decade.

  • Bell Labs projections suggest that by 2020, consumers in the United States alone will access 7 hours of video each day, as opposed to 4.8 hours today, and will increasingly consume this additional video on tablets, both at home and on the go.

  • The research also indicates a shift in viewing habits, as consumers switch from broadcast content to VOD, which is expected grow to 70% of daily consumption compared to 33% today.

  • The projections also suggest a 12 times increase in Internet video content as cloud services, news sites and social networking applications become more video-based and continuously accessible anywhere, anytime on mobile devices.

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