Dec 8 2010
The findings of this analysis using Arieso's network management solution, ariesoGEO, highlight the emergence of a new breed of mobile subscribers in the post-iPhone3G era, with an even more insatiable appetite for mobile data than their predecessors.
The comparison between a variety of different smartphones and connected devices - using the iPhone3G as a benchmark - shows that data call time on certain handsets can increase by as much as 250%. It also shows that the actual number of data "calls" can increase by more than 130%. In addition, uplink and downlink data volumes can increase by as much as 130% and 40% respectively.
Commenting on the findings of the studies Michael Flanagan, CTO of Arieso, said, "Smartphone subscriptions are rising and so too is subscriber appetite for mobile data. Since the launch of the iPhone3G, we've seen a multitude of popular new smartphones arrive on the market, successfully driving app and service usage. It's a trend that's set to continue. Operators must now be able to quantify the impact of the devices they support, and how subscribers use them, and prepare their networks accordingly."
Please click here to read the full article and find out who are the data-hungriest users of them all
By Ian Mansfield, Cellular News, 8th December 2010
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