Businesses will account for 15 percent of global mobile data traffic by 2019, which is forecast to reach 292 exabytes per year, up from 30 exabytes per year in 2014, according to Cisco's VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2014-2019.
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Yahoo announced its acquisition of mobile and online video streaming company RayV Friday, the latest example of the tech giant's move to become a content provider. The company faces an uphill battle as it tries to break into the mobile video space where Netflix, YouTube and others are firmly entrenched.
While the World Cup is spurring the use of mobile devices to view video, mobile video watching was on the way up well before the quadrennial soccer tournament.
Although there have been complaints about the lack of Wi-Fi at some of the Brazilian stadiums, the 2014 World Cup is expected to be the most mobile tournament so far.
The World Cup, set to kick off next week in Brazil, is expected to spur demand for mobile video worldwide, but poor video quality, high pricing and inadequate Wi-Fi infrastructure at Brazil's stadiums could dampen mobile enthusiasm.
Mobility will be a key aspect of AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV, company executives said during a conference call about the transaction on Monday.