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Apple’s announcement a month ago that it was switching support from the H.264 codec to to HEVC in iOS 11 and macOS is a notable progression for the streaming industry. This week, French-Israeli OTT technology outfit Viaccess-Orca published in a blog post that it believes the move is going to free up a vast amount of bandwidth as projections see a 15 times increase in live internet video by 2021, by which time video will account for 78% of the world’s mobile data traffic. As an industry player, Viaccess-Orca naturally welcomes the move, and it adds that Apple could shave 1.87 exabytes off total monthly traffic, but this is just 4% of monthly traffic, meaning it will take a much…

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