Data consumption doubles year-on-year

Data consumption doubles year-on-yearIt’s no secret that we smartphone and tablet users continue to consume data at an increasingly ridiculous rate. Well over a year ago, Martin yelled: Video demand pushing our mobile data use ever higher.

Continuing that train of thought, Ericsson has estimated that mobile data consumption has doubled in the past year.

Yes, mobile data traffic doubled between Q3 2011 and Q3 2012, and it’s expected to grow 12 times from now till 2018 – with video being the main culprit.

Indeed, looking at Ericsson’s lovely colour chart thingy, it’s clear that "online video" and "web browsing" are the key players when it comes to mobile data, with smartphone software updates also making a big impression. Couldn't wait for the Wi-Fi, huh?

Speaking of Wi-Fi, Ericsson adds that half of all video streaming takes place outside, as opposed to at home or in coffee shops or whatever.

We’re also told that 40% of all mobiles sold in Q3 2012 were smartphones, and supposedly we should expect a whopping 1.6 billion LTE subscriptions across the globe by 2018.

Of course, come 2018 we’ll be looking forward to 5G, though it’s not expected till space year 2023AD.

via: Ericsson

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AhmadCentral  Nov. 24, 2012 at 22:42

Didn't see that one coming....

...he lied.

moneysaver9988  Nov. 24, 2012 at 23:52

doubled oO im using 200 times the amount I was using a year ago..
unlimited mobile plan + android phone = no more landline or broadband package.. and its at least 3 times faster than what I can get on a landline service.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 25, 2012 at 00:12

Hey money saver. Which network are you with and what type of speeds are you getting?

Cheers

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 25, 2012 at 00:27

Didn't see that one coming....

...he lied.


hahahaha

when I used the Note 2, I used in 10 days more data then in 2 months with the Nokia N9.
(that's not counting the weird setup sync)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 25, 2012 at 01:44

Didn't see that one coming....

...he lied.


hahahaha

when I used the Note 2, I used in 10 days more data then in 2 months with the Nokia N9.
(that's not counting the weird setup sync)

What did you use so much data on?

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 25, 2012 at 09:43

Matt, that's relative. The N9 is very efficient datawise. No secret background stuff, no ad supported (wink) apps; mail goes through Nokia's servers, Browser uses half the data of Android's stock... Also, the Meego twitter clients are speed not bloat and glam...
Why exactly? You gotta ask Schmidt.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 25, 2012 at 09:48

... By " that's relative" I meant I'm not usually using that much - hardly stream vids on my phones, No spotify etc... So, on the Note 2, it seems, the little things added up to a lot more... I used that monitor to check what apps were naughty and gave up when I realised " almost all of them" ;) Remember: I had no intention to keep the Note 2, so. I wasn't half as curious as I would have been about "my" phone.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 25, 2012 at 11:22

Yeh, i still don't understand why people who buy 24 month contracts with say the S3 or another high end android phone get them with only 100/250mb/500mb data... I mean why spend £25pm+ if you're not even going to use one of it's main features.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 25, 2012 at 11:48

Ahmad, dito that. But I know a few folks who reckon they are mostly near wifi...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 25, 2012 at 15:28

Yeh, i still don't understand why people who buy 24 month contracts with say the S3 or another high end android phone get them with only 100/250mb/500mb data... I mean why spend £25pm+ if you're not even going to use one of it's main features.
Baffles me too, surely these people must venture out of their houses/offices at some point in their lives.

The only exception is T-Mobile, since they offer unlimited browsing, if you never streamed anything or downloaded files to your phone via 3G, I guess a 100mb plan could be a decent way to save a few quid each month.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 25, 2012 at 16:36

True, i remember advising a guy on a different forum to get a phone with more than 100mb data. He tells me he won't use more than that. After 8 days he used 100mb....

had to pay £5pm extra to upgrade to 500mb.

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