Pushing video traffic off networks could save $546 million, justify MEC

17 May 2018

Mavenir estimates that U.S. mobile carriers can save $546 million over a five-year period by offloading traffic — mostly video — onto the Internet. A study commissioned by Mavenir shows these results after offload 32% of video traffic, for a carrier with 50 million subscribers.

Research firm iGR estimates that 80 percent of the traffic on a network today is from the video.

“If you think they are carrying 80% of the traffic and not getting a penny for it, no wonder these guys [CSPs] are struggling to make their businesses profitable,” John Baker, SVP of business development at Mavenir, told RCR Wireless News at the 5G North Americas/5G New Horizons event in Austin, Texas.