Friday, January 6, 2012

Top 1% of Mobile Users Consume Half of World’s Bandwidth, and Gap Is Growing

Kevin J. O'Brien, The New York Times, Jan. 5, 2012

From the article: "The world’s congested mobile airwaves are being divided in a lopsided manner, with 1 percent of consumers generating half of all traffic. The top 10 percent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 percent of wireless bandwidth…. The gap between extreme users and the rest of the population is widening, according to Arieso. In 2009, the top 3 percent of heavy users generated 40 percent of network traffic. Now, Arieso said, these users pump out 70 percent of the traffic.” Read more

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Arieso, Dec. 8, 2010