According to IDC’s most recent report, there will be close to 1.8 billion shipments of connected devices this year alone. So far this growth is driven by the sale of smartphones and according to the report, smartphones will sell six times faster than PCs in 2018.
What are consumers doing on their smartphones? As Ooyala recently reported, watching video. According to their Global Video Index, since 2012 mobile video viewership has grown 532%. In the first quarter of 2014, global mobile video consumption reached 21%. Last year, that number was just 9%.
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