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As smartphone ownership grows, super-fast LTE networks go live and apps made for high-speed data arrive on our phones, the amount of data we’re using is growing – with no end in sight.

How much mobile data we use daily:
Today – 15MB
2020 – 1G

Global mobile data traffic almost DOUBLED between the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012.

The primary driver: VIDEO
Accounts for 52% of all mobile data traffic.

We used to use our phones just for calling, texting and emailing. Now it’s all about apps and social networks.

  • 792 mobile apps downloaded per second
  • 13 million mobile Twitter users
  • 1,692 mobile status updates on Facebook per second
  • 1,900 percent increase in number of pictures posted to Instagram in one year

Global mobile data traffic for smartphones will GROW BY 20 TIMES between now and 2017.

How will we be using our devices in 2015?
According to some predictions, we’ll use our phones less for calling and much more for video.

  • 0.4% Video calling
  • 0.4% Voice calling
  • 1.4% Online gaming
  • 1.9% Business data
  • 5.9% File sharing
  • 24.1% Mobile web/other data
  • 64.4% Video

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Sources: Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson


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