About 74 percent of mobile users hold mobile service providers most responsible for their video content stalling, buffering or taking too long to start when streaming over their mobile network, a survey of mobile phone users has found.
The survey, commissioned by Mobixell Networks, and conducted by OnDevice Research, should come as no surprise. Who else would users blame?
According to the survey, which polled over 1,000 mobile phone users, consumers themselves predict a dramatic increase in their data usage as mobile networks move from 3G to 4G/LTE.
The survey found that a total of 91 percent would browse and use more Internet services, watch more streamed videos, play more games, or download more files if their network performance was 10 times faster than it is today.
The survey found that slow browsing speed would cause 43 percent of respondents to consider switching operators, while another 24 percent said that buffering and poor video quality would cause them to consider switching.
Of course, the findings only point out the need for using available measures for optimizing video performance. In the U.S. market, mobile service providers would seem, at the moment, to have the right to do so. U.S. fixed network providers do not, under existing network neutrality rules, have such rights.