Originally published: April 15, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2012 - 4:55pm
US wireless data traffic grew by 123 percent from 2010 to 2011, from 388 billion megabytes to 866.7 billion MB, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association. The wireless lobbying group's survey found a 43 percent increase in the number of active smartphones and other wireless personal devices, from 78 million in 2010 to 111.5 million last year.
- A 7 percent increase in wireless subscriber connections, from 311 million in 2010 to 331.6 million last year.
- Number of active data-capable devices: 295 million, up from 270 million in 2010.
- Wireless-enabled tablets, laptops and modems: 20.2 million, a 49 percent increase from Dec. 2010.
- Minutes of Use: 2.296 trillion in 2011, up just 2 percent from 2010.
- Average local monthly wireless bill (including voice and data service): $47.00, virtually unchanged from 2010.
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