Biggest mobile data users revealed

Akamai Technologies released its Q4 2012 State of the Internet Report, revealing that Android and iOS users consume more data per month than their counterparts using Windows, BlackBerry, and Symbian mobile operating systems.

Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the State of the Internet report provides insight into key global statistics including mobile data usage and mobile platform popularity.

According to the report, the largest average per subscription traffic volumes can be measured on Android smartphones, ranging up to 2.2 GB per month. This is on networks where high-end models dominate.

However, when operators focus on the low-end Android segment the average usage is usually smaller than for iPhones.

There are large differences between traffic volumes of phones with different versions of Windows OS.

The average values might increase significantly in the future when Windows 8 devices outnumber older Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 devices.

Average Per Subscription Monthly Traffic Volumes Per Mobile OS
Average Per Subscription Monthly Traffic Volumes Per Mobile OS

When looking at the average per subscription monthly data traffic volumes in the measured networks per device type, routers reign supreme.

The largest average values had been measured on router devices (4-14GB), followed by mobile PCs (0.7-7GB), and tablets (0.2-1.7GB).

Average Per Subscription Monthly Traffic Volumes Per Device Type
Average Per Subscription Monthly Traffic Volumes Per Device Type

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