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Mobile Data Usage Trends: 1GB per Day by 2020 [Infographic]

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As smartphone ownership grows, faster 4G LTE networks go live and apps made for high-speed data arrive on our phones — the average amount of data used will jump.

Today, the average smartphone users chugs through just 15MB of data a day, but by 2020, the average user could be plowing through 1GB of data per day — that’s half of what Verizon, AT&T and others give you for a month on new data plans. This is just one of the reasons we are worried about tiered data plans with low limits.

Nokia Siemens Networks has put together this infographic, which takes a look at the mobile broadband trends. It’s no surprise that mobile data usage will grow in the coming years, but you might be surprised to see voice calling drop to .3% of smartphone usage by 2015.

Video calling will be more popular than voice calling, but not by much. If Nokia is right, video consumption will be the major smartphone use. Given this focus on multimedia, Android better get busy catching up to iOS on support for watching TV, Movies and more.

Mobile broadband trends and data usage

Mobile Broadband tTends and Data Usage

The increased traffic will come from billions od new mobile broadband subscriptions, adding up to a 1,000 times increase in network traffic. Our mobile nature means that networks will need to be able to support larger surges in traffic in the city during the day, and similar surges in the suburbs at night.

The networks will also be tested by hot apps, which will continue to grow in size, and events such as sports games and concerts. Nokia thinks that beaming coverage, pooling resources and intelligent content delivery will be the key to meeting this major increase in demand.

 

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

15 Comments

  1. Willem Evenhuis

    09/25/2011 at 2:14 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the data cap would be reached much sooner.

  2. Anonymous

    09/25/2011 at 9:43 pm

    ,Great,.

  3. Anonymous

    09/25/2011 at 9:43 pm

    ,Great,.

  4. Anonymous

    09/25/2011 at 9:45 pm

    I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use GrаbPenny.сom

  5. Lesleyanneyp

    03/14/2012 at 2:18 am

    I think we do not need to wait until 2020 to see this kind of statistics. More and more people are into smartphones.

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