Streaming video eats up 78% of US smartphone data - study

Friday 27 October 2017 | 09:00 CET | News
Streaming video alone accounts for 78 percent of the total data used by smartphone owners in the US, according to a new study by the NPD Group. streaming video apps like YouTube and Netflix drive the greatest data demands, with YouTube the top ranking video app for both iOS and Android users, with 45 percent of smartphone users accessing the app on a monthly basis. Netflix has the second highest usage rate with 18 percent of users launching the app monthly. However, iOS smartphone users are far more likely to access Netflix, with nearly a quarter of them using the corresponding app within a

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Netflix / YouTube
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


More TV-connected devices leads to more movie rentals, purchases in the US

Published 31 Oct 2018 15:02 CET | United States
The adoption of TV-connected devices in the US has led to more people renting and buying digital movies, according to the latest ...

Altice One home hub now comes with Netflix across full Optimum footprint

Published 29 Jan 2018 15:43 CET | United States
Altice USA announced that its Altice One platform became available across the full Optimum footprint and includes integrated ...

Unlocked phones owned by 28 mln in the US - NPD

Published 13 Dec 2016 11:10 CET | United States
The unlocked mobile phone market is growing rapidly, with an estimated 28 million consumers owning an unlocked device in the US, ...

Mobile video data use by millennials triples in one year

Published 05 Oct 2016 08:37 CET | United States
Mobile video consumption by US millennial users aged 18 to 34 tripled to nearly 15GB per month in Q2 2016, up from 5GB the year ...

Voice commands, smartphone apps vy for smart home market

Published 23 Mar 2016 10:22 CET | United States
Smartphones and voice commands are vying for the growing smart home market: about 64 percent of US smart home product owners use ...

Over 80% of smartphone users stream video on devices

Published 21 Mar 2016 17:02 CET | United States
Eighty-one percent of all US smartphone users now stream video on their devices, according to a NPD report. This usage is being ...

US adds 6 million connected TV homes in 2015

Published 08 Mar 2016 09:21 CET | United States
Some 49 million US homes (52% of all households) own at least one connected TV or an attached content device at the end of 2015, ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

01 Mar Zoom Video Communications Q4
01 Mar Liberty LatAm Q4 results
01 Mar Switch Q4 2020
01 Mar Boingo Q4
01 Mar Ooma Q4
01 Mar Inseego Q4
01 Mar TIM Brasil investors day
01 Mar Embedded World Digital
02 Mar HPE fiscal Q1
02 Mar FuboTV Q4 2020
03 Mar Vivendi Q4 2020
03 Mar Avast FY results
03 Mar Marvell Technology fiscal Q4
04 Mar Broadcom fiscal Q1
04 Mar MTS Q4 2020
04 Mar Ciena fiscal Q1
04 Mar Inwit Q4 2020
04 Mar Telesat Q4
05 Mar Vonage Investor Day
::: More Calendar Items