Mobile video traffic made up more than 40% of worldwide wireless network data traffic volume in 2010 and will account for more than 60% in 2011.

The advent of full-length, studio-quality videos and live multimedia streaming along with expanding ‘4G’ networks and multimedia handheld devices will be the driving and enabling agents, according to new research from Santa Clara, Ca.-based Bytemobile.

Other findings from Bytemobile’s research include:

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  • Personal video communications will dominate wireless network capacity, such that 10 percent of subscribers consume 90 percent of total network traffic.
  • Next-generation smartphones will lead to the consumption of bandwidth-intensive content and subscribers will continue to consume available network capacity even as operators roll out LTE.
  • Operators will add “Smart Capacity” solutions to both the data centers and the packet core of their networks to better utilize capacity for rising traffic demand. These solutions combine caching, content filtering, policy enforcement, access control, and capacity control points to create smarter networks for managing existing capacity.

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