The latest version of Allot Communications' trends report on mobile video found that the actual bandwidth being allocated by a particular mobile network in a developed country had no correlation to video stream requirements, which portends some unfortunate consequences given that the vendor also discovered having insufficient allocated bandwidth for a video session will result in video stalls.
Other findings include the fact that laptops using dongles experience more video stalls than smartphones, but laptop users are apparently a more patient lot because they will continue watching a video for longer durations, regardless of stalls. However, the more a user watches a video over a wireless connection, the more likely his or her frustration level may rise, because Allot discovered videos watched for longer durations are likely to have more stalls.
On average, a mobile video viewer downloads video content using nearly 1.46 Mbps bandwidth over 157 seconds, the report said.
Allot developed its conclusions based upon a sample of 300,000 video detail records from a given week on one mobile network in an unspecified developed country during December 2013. For more information on Allot's findings, see this release.