Video traffic hampering mobile operators

Video traffic hampering mobile operators

Struggling with your mobile connection? Dont blame the operators, its all the fault of Stranger Things and those hilarious You Tube videos.

According to research from Openwave Mobility, HD streaming has risen to 38% of mobile video traffic way above mobile operators expectations.

This represents a staggering rise: just four years ago, HD video accounted for just 5.7% of mobile video traffic, its expected to reach 50% by the end of next year, claimed Openwave Mobility. Currently, more than 820 million people across the world watch YouTube and Netflix on mobile devices.

What is causing particular problems for the mobile operators is the level of encryption being used by over-the-top (OTT) video streaming providers, the likes of Netflix and You Tube. Openwave Mobilitys research found that 75% of all mobile traffic is now encrypted, a factor thats hindering operators ability to maintain subscriber quality of experience (QoE). What makes this an issue is that the video providers encryption protocols prevent operators from optimizing data using conventional traffic management tools.

The growth in encryption is such that Openwave estimates that 90% of all mobile Internet traffic will be encrypted by this time next year. Weve seen an especially high growth in UDP-based encryption, in particular, the use of Googles QUIC protocol, usage has risen a whopping 284% in the past year.

Openwaves research has revealed how video traffic has taken over the airwaves, wiping out revenue from other areas. John Giere, CEO of Openwave Mobility said: OTTs have launched a land grab. In 3 years OTTs wiped out voice revenues. In 2.5 years they wiped out messaging revenues. Is mobile data next? You bet.

He said that the problem was that customers had become used to HD quality at home and expected the same quality on their mobile devices. Thats why QoE is a deal-breaker. For example, research shows that people only tolerate 6 seconds of video buffering before switching off in frustration. Facing an onslaught from OTT encrypted traffic, the challenge for operators is how can you manage what you cant see?

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Indias manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers index) stood at 50.3 in October as compared to 51.2 in September. The reading was below the market expectation of 51.5.

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It was the weakest reading since July 2017. In July 2017, Indias manufacturing PMI showed a contraction in manufacturing activity. The Indian government implemented the GST (goods and service tax) on July 1, 2017. Investors were nervous about the new tax policy after the implementation of the GST, which impacted consumer demand that month.

However, the weaker manufacturing activity in October as compared to September was mainly due to the following:

Production output showed weaker improvement in that month. New order growth remained stagnant in that month.

Export orders fell the most since September 2013.

Business sentiment also fell during the month.

Performance of major ETFs in October

The iShares MSCI India (INDA), which tracks the performance of India, rose nearly 7.2% in October 2017. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Index (IWM) (QQQ) (SPX-INDEX), rose 2.4% in October 2017.

In the next part of this series, well analyze the performance of Indias services PMI in October 2017.

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