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A recent Computer Business Review news story highlighted a report that found video accounts for 58 percent of “downstream” (consumer-side) internet traffic, with Netflix accounting for 15 percent of global internet bandwidth use.
As my colleague Ehab Kanary mentioned in a recent blog post, the last few years have been game-changing with regards to video on demand for the United Arab Emirates and the region. YouTube was Saudi Arabia’s number one social media platform last year so it’s no surprise Netflix ranked second behind YouTube for the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
These types of spikes in online traffic are yet another reminder that operators must ensure their network is speedy, reliable, and consistent across all countries – including rural and hard-to-reach areas. This demand will not go away, with high performance gaming, streaming, and on-demand content only going to grow in prevalence.
Saudi Arabia is investing communications infrastructure
Our customers across the Middle East and Africa are seeing an appetite for unlimited network capacity not only for video consumption but across industries like construction and high tech. Check out this video to uncover how Saudi Arabia is investing in a future of connectivity to enable a business-friendly environment.
During GITEX Technology Week 2018, 14-18 October, CommScope will highlight its latest solutions to meet the continuous growth of bandwidth needs. Come join us at stand SR C8 to continue the discussion.