A report by Informa Telecoms and Media found that smartphone users generate two-thirds of total mobile traffic worldwide even though this market segment represents just under ten percent of the total cell phone market. The average smartphone users consumes about 85MB of data traffic per month, but over the next five years this is expected to climb to about 776MB in the US and 736MB in Western Europe.
The biggest mobile traffic consumers are found in South Kore and Japan, where smartphone users currently consume 271MB and 199MB per month, respectively.
Informa said that as these smartphone users spend more time on the Internet, the traffic that each one generates will increase by a staggering 700 per cent over the next five years.
Your average smartphone user eats up 85MB of data traffic per month, which is actually not as high as we would have thought. However the Iphone is the highest traffic-generating device, which does not surprise us at all.