YouTube Accounts for 22% of Mobile Data Use
Allot Communications’s MobileTrends Report, released Tuesday, found that video streaming grew 93% for that period and is the largest single application taking up bandwidth. Some 39% of mobile bandwidth is consumed by video. File-sharing represents 29% of mobile bandwidth. Web browsing takes up 29%.
Though video takes the lion’s share of bandwidth, it isn’t the fastest-growing activity in mobile. Voice-over-IP, led by Skype, grew 101% in the first half and Twitter and Facebook use grew by 297% and 166%, respectively. VOIP only takes 4% of mobile bandwidth, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Android Market app activity grew 196% over the period, though Apple’s App Store accounted for 84% of overall app store download traffic, the report found.
Allot bases the survey on statistics collected from mobile networks around the world, representing more than 250 million subscribers.
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