Today, Citrix released the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report for the fourth quarter of 2013. The Mobile Analytics report provides insight into mobile data subscriber usage patterns and the impact of this behavior on operators’ networks. Key findings from this quarter’s report include:
- Instagram vs. Vine: Which Drives More Network Traffic?
- Three Apps Generate the Majority of Android Traffic
- Impact of Advertising on Mobile Networks
In the Q1 2013 Mobile Analytics Report, it was revealed that three out of ten mobile subscribers are served ads, and that a single video ad is ten times larger than an image-based ad. The current report further reveals that subscribers are served image-based ads twenty times more frequently than video-based ads, a ratio that is likely to change to include much more video ad content in the months and years ahead, as suggested by the November 1 st rollout of the first video ads on Instagram.“The Mobile Analytics Report offers an up-to-date look into current subscriber and content ecosystem trends and, consequently, serves as a preview of the changes operators around the world will begin to see on their own networks,” said Mark Davis, senior director of Product Marketing, Service Provider Platforms, Citrix. “We’ve been tracking many of these trends since their inception including, for example, changes in leading mobile video formats. Since 2010, we’ve seen a shift from FLV, a laptop-centric format, to MP4 and DASH, which are smartphone-centric formats. Operators can leverage this type of information to better ensure a great user experience. At a macro level, the report findings reflect not just the worldwide proliferation of smartphones but the pervasive nature of mobile video in everyday life and commerce.” Methodology The Citrix Mobile Analytics Report anonymously sources data traffic statistics from Citrix ByteMobile deployments in the 3G and 4G networks of global tier-one mobile network operators and provides insight into the current state of the mobile ecosystem. Its findings have been cited widely by industry market research firms and the media. About Citrix ByteMobile Citrix ByteMobile® Smart Capacity platforms have been deployed in more than 130 mobile operator networks worldwide and enable mobile operators to deliver the best possible experience to their subscribers. To learn more, visit www.citrix.com/bytemobile. About Citrix Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With market-leading cloud solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com. For Citrix Investors This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, including in revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, including risks associated with international growth and IT consolidation, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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