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Mobile device data consumption may outstrip capacity gains

Toe, The (545098) writes | about 8 months ago

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Toe, The (545098) writes "A study of over one million subscribers in a 'Tier 1' European market and another one million subscribers in an unnamed developing market, found 4G devices such as the latest iPhones and iPads crowding the lists of top consumers of download and upload data. 'The faster the speeds that mobile operators provide, the more consumers swallow it up and demand more,' says the author of the study. 'One would expect a honeymoon period in which early adopters test their toys. But for 4G users to consistently exhibit behavior 10 times more extreme than 3G users well after launch constitutes a seismic shift in the data landscape.'"

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