Originally published: January 18, 2011
Last updated: January 18, 2011 - 3:33pm
Mobile data traffic is on the rise, and -- with sites like YouTube increasing their mobile traffic three-fold in the last year -- the popularity of data-heavy video is one of the main reasons why. But some new research, once again, shows us that it’s just a small number of us mobile consumers who are using video. Is that good news or bad? Figures from Bytemobile -- a mobile traffic management specialist -- show that video dominated mobile data traffic in 2010, accounting for over 40 percent of the total volume in wireless networks worldwide. Based on usage trends, Bytemobile believes that number will go up to 60 percent in the next year, driven by the rise in full-length and higher-quality video, as well as two-way video communications like videocalling. But right now, that usage is coming from a fairly small group of people: astoundingly, just 10 percent of subscribers consume 90 percent of total mobile network traffic.
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