Netflix provided nearly a third of downstream Internet traffic during peak usage hours in North America, according to new Sandvine figures.
Openwave Mobility and Sandvine are collaborating on an effort they claim will help mobile operators quickly rollout and monetize new Layer 7 services such as targeted video optimization, parental controls, inline promotions, subscriber self-care and application-based pricing plans.
Fueled by Netflix, which accounted for a 33 percent bandwidth share, North American Internet data usage spiked 120 percent in the last year, according to the latest research from Sandvine. Data culled from a selection of 200-plus Sandvine customers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America and Asia-Pacific, revealed "mean monthly data usage has increased by 120 percent."
Audio and video streaming will account for more than 60 percent of North America's mobile data traffic by late 2014, according to a study from network policy control vendor Sandvine. Click
Amdocs is buying policy control specialist Bridgewater Systems for $215 million in a move that Amdocs said will enable service providers to support virtually any pricing strategy for data services.
Netflix now makes up nearly one-third of peak traffic to the home in North America and has become the largest source of Internet traffic overall, a new study released this week said. Netflix, which
Two well-known names in the area of policy management, Bridgewater Systems and Sandvine, are partnering to offer an integrated system that will allow mobile operators to support tiered pricing and
As talk in the U.S. begins to center around usage-based pricing for data consumption in the future, I find Facebook's strategy with its new mobile site. 0.facebook.com (see related story below), to
Wireless carriers not only will have to contend with rising volumes of mobile broadband traffic, they will also have to tackle traffic patterns that mirror those found in fixed broadband, according
There's no doubt that usage-based pricing in the LTE era is going to be a hot topic during this week's CTIA Wireless 2010 trade show in Las Vegas, and more statistics are pointing to the need to move