The market for mobile video infrastructure will experience rapid growth rates over the next several years in spite of the economy, reports In-Stat. There are many ways to deliver video content to mobile devices; some of these require mobile video-specific infrastructure, such as broadcast out-of-band video services and cellular in-band video services, the high-tech market research firm says. Others, like Internet access and digital terrestrial broadcast TV, utilise infrastructure in place for other video services.
“In spite of the present economic turmoil, consumer interest in mobile video is growing, and service providers must build infrastructure to be in position when consumer demand recovers. Europe is the largest region for transmission revenue due to the number of countries that have launched, or plan to launch, mobile-specific out-of-band broadcast networks,” says Gerry Kaufhold, In-Stat analyst. “Mobile video head-ends will drive growth for encoders and transcoders to support an increasing number of video channels and display sizes. When the Mobile Internet hits its stride, we’ll see online videos being repurposed for mobile devices.”