LTE Smartphones and Tablets data usage up both cellular and WiFi

Mobidia Technologi, Inc. and Informa Telecoms & Media jointly released new research "Understanding Today's Smartphone Users".


As expected, LTE networks and devices are stimulating increased data usage – in some cases up to 50 percent more. The data also demonstrates how the adoption of LTE is encouraging users to migrate their usage of applications that were previously largely restricted to Wi-Fi onto 4G LTE networks.

Figure 1 USA, smartphone-originated traffic distribution by access technology on LTE versus non-LTE Android smartphones, selected applications, May 2012

Source: Mobidia

Figure 2 United Kingdom, average smartphone-originated data traffic (MB per month), by OS and operator May 2012


Source: Mobidia


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