The rise of the smartphone and tablet PC has driven an exponential growth in mobile video consumption and, even if further massive investments in 3G and 4G LTE network infrastructure take place it will not been enough to keep pace with this desire for uninterrupted access to the internet and other video content.

Mobile operators (MNOs) therefore need to find a way to manage this traffic to deliver this video without causing excessive customer churn or undertaking excessive spending on infrastructure. Additionally, to maximise profits from their networks they need to have control of the video’s digital rights. The alternative is to lose this stream of revenue to third parties, such as Apple, Google and Netflix.

But the rise of ultra high-speed wireless technologies, such as WiGig, and the very large flash memory embedded in portable devices gives an opportunity to offload the bandwidth needs onto WiFi LANs; syncing video and large files to the mobile’s cache – a technique called PushVoD.

See also our WiGig pages for a background information source.

The Blu Wireless white paper, Using WiGig to enable PushVoD, discusses the challenges and the opportunities available to MNOs and equipment manufacturers and operators and outlines breakthrough technologies that can help deliver these increases in bandwidth and minimise costs.

The white paper is available to members only and can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

White paper contents

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  1. The challenge facing MNOs,
  2. Push VoD,
  3. The mobile market pull
  4. How to address the technical challenges
    1. Bandwidth management
    2. Hot spot coverage
    3. Network offload
  5. PushVoD technical specifications
  6. The competitive landscape
  7. Exploiting emerging technological trends
  8. Rolling out PushVoD on a mobile platform (PVR on the go)
    1. AV Content
    2. Viewer habit analysis
    3. Synchronisation
    4. User download
  9. High speed transfer
  10. Value added features
    1. Content on large HDTVs
    2. Syncing multimedia
    3. Increased profit margins
    4. Public access servers and kiosks