Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mobile data usage in the US has more than doubled in the last year

Mobile data usage in the US has more than doubled in the last year

Wireless tower (shutterstock)

CTIA has released the latest data from its semi-annual wireless industry survey, it seems that the continued growth of LTE networks and corresponding strong sales for smartphones in the US have lead to mobile broadband usage more than doubling over the last year. The most recent CTIA data, obtained by All Things D, shows that US carriers handled 1.16 trillion megabytes of data between July 2011 and June 2012, up 104 percent from the 568 billion megabytes used between July 2010 and June 2011. During the timeframe of this huge increase, we've seen Verizon's LTE network grow by leaps and bounds, AT&T and Sprint launch true LTE networks of their own, and dominating performances from both Apple and Samsung — and that's without taking into...

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