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Frost & Sullivan finds video consumer emphasis on optimal QoS and QoE across multiple devices requires a robust monitoring solution

Oct 24, 2013, 07:51 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Video consumption across non-traditional devices such as tablets, smartphones, PCs and connected PCs evolved exponentially into a global phenomenon that is not restricted to a geographic area or a limited number of service providers.  With cable TV service providers offering more applications and interactive content, the rising adoption of IP by broadcasters and video service providers, and the growing consolidation among operators, the global IP video network management market benefited greatly, forecasted to reach $442.4 million in 2017, from $217.8 million in 2012. 

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's Global IP Video Network Management Market research finds that by 2016, more than 70 percent of data traffic on mobile devices will be video.  This analysis features additional market measurements, as well as the CEO's perspective, value chain and solution workflow breakdowns, product overviews, regional market life cycle analyses, drivers and restraints, forecasts and trends (including segmentation by region and product, as well as unit shipments and revenue forecasts), product and pricing analyses, key market participant breakdown (including market share and competitive analysis), in addition to segmentation by revenue, type of end user and unit.  The research covers North, Central and South America; Europe; the Middle East; Africa; and Asia-Pacific.

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In addition to traditional broadcast services, cable operators are distributing videos over various devices as well. This increases the complexity of the network, which compels operators to adopt IP-based infrastructure.  Additionally, increasing multi-screen viewing drives demand for video quality monitoring, especially from the telecommunications segment.

"As broadcasters all over the world upgrade to digital and high-definition (HD) workflows, the deployment of IP networking across the value chain is a certainty," said Frost & Sullivan Digital Media Research Director Vidya S. Nath. "This translates to higher adoption of video network management equipment, such as probes and video analyzers, as well as data-mining systems – all of which are critical for analyzing quality of service and equipment."

The process of ensuring overall efficient management of IP video, based on metrics such as quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS), utilizes probes, analyzers and data-mining solutions.  Probes accounted for the biggest revenue share of the global IP video network management market at 53 percent in 2012; growing at the expense of analyzers.  Probes provide real-time and offline quality loss measurement, while analyzers monitor compliance with regulatory guidelines, such as closed caption subtitling.  Data-mining solutions are the key to QoS and QoE metrics, as this technology monitors the overall health of the network. 

"Integrated with the entire network, data-mining solutions are able to provide a level of detail that corresponds to the size of the network," said Nath.  "In addition, evolving data-mining solutions provide system information at the most granular level pertaining to every channel connected to the network, plus pan-geographic location views.  As targeted and interactive advertisements increase across devices and applications such as video on demand (VOD), the use of such video monitoring and tracking technologies will grow."

An IP architecture offers the advantages of scalability and high flexibility to manage and distribute content in real-time. This sets it apart from other technologies such as asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), asynchronous serial interface (ASI), and intermediate frequency (IF)/radio frequency (RF).

"Across end-user verticals, clients clearly indicate video quality is directly linked to survival," commented Nath. "With the increasing complexity in video delivery, service providers are not merely trying to please their present customers but are also seeking to deploy IP video network management solutions to future-proof their entire delivery ecosystem."

Global IP Video Network Management Market research is part of the Digital Media ( Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related research services include: broadcast and DTT video encoders, pay-TV video encoders, video switchers and servers, digital asset management as well as content protection and digital rights management. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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