Some of You Need a YouTubePhone
Google’s video service accounts for 22 percent of all mobile bandwidth, reports Allot Communications, a telco outfit that tracks this stuff twice a year (via GigaOm). YouTube’s global share is up from 17 percent a year ago; not surprisingly, YouTube is the dominant mobile video streaming service, with 52 percent of the market.
That jibes directionally with music video site Vevo’s reports of a boom in its mobile traffic, as well as continued growth from Facebook and Twitter, which happen to be excellent sources of YouTube links. Allot reports that Facebook has seen a 166 percent increase in mobile bandwidth so far this year, while Twitter is up 297 percent.