Impact of iPhone on Network Data Consumption

An exclusive iPhone deal has been a double-edged sword for carriers like AT&T and O2. While the craze for iPhone meant that their customer base grew at a terrific pace, it also meant increased data consumption because of smartphone users have turned out to be voracious consumers of data. Here is how the wirless internet bandwidth consumption has differed among those carriers that offer iPhone and those that do not.

Data Consumption among Non-iPhone carriers
Laptop : 93.78%
Touch Screen Smartphones : 3.73%
Non-Touch Smartphones : 1.08%
Feature Phones : 1.41%

Data Consumption among iPhone carriers
Touch Screen Smartphones : 52.10%
Laptop : 45.43%
Non-Touch Smartphone : 1.96%
Feature Phone : 0.48%

Average Household Broadband Data Consumption

Cisco recently studies 20 ISPs around the world to study the average internet consumption among the global households. The study shows some interesting results:

Average data consumed per household : 11.4GB per month
10% of the internet users consume 60% of the bandwidth
1% of the web users consume 20% of the internet bandwidth

Data usage from P2P users has dropped from 60% to 38% of all internet traffic in just 18 months

Data usage from use of video and other collaboration products : 4.3%

Growth of Home Networks in USA

Home networks are growing slow in the USA, but this can still be an opportunity. Here are some excerpts from a Forrester report:

American Households with home networks : 39.3 million (33%)
Year on Year growth : 5%
Projected number of households with home networks by 2013 : 62.9 million
Wireless home networks as percentage of total : 78%

How Would You Use In-Flight Wi-Fi Broadband?

How desperate are you to access internet while on board? Will you skip your meal to have internet access? 71% would seemingly do so. Will you defer your travel by one day to get on a flight with in-flight Wi-fi? 55% of the people would seemingly do so.

And what do business travelers want to do online while flying?
72% check personal mail
68% check work email
49% surf the web
35% stream music and video websites
28% shop on the internet
25% play online video games
22% are on social networks

States with the Slowest Internet Speeds in USA

Delaware is the American state with the fastest broadband speed which is almost twice the national average. But there are other states where broadband is not exactly broadband. Here is the list of American states/territories with the slowest internet speeds. The slowest is on top:

1. Puerto Rico : 1.04 mbps
2. Virgin Islands : 1.19 mbps
3. Montana : 2.32 mbps
4. Alaska : 2.34 mbps
5. Idaho : 2.57 mbps
6. Wyoming : 2.60 mbps
7. Hawaii : 2.97 mbps
8. Arkansas : 3.11 mbps
9. Vermont : 3.32 mbps
10. Utah : 3.34 mbps
11. South Carolina : 3.56 mbps
12. Maine : 3.61 mbps
13. Mississippi : 3.68 mbps
14. New Mexico : 3.78 mbps

Check out the states with the fastest speeds here

States with Fastest Broadband Internet Speed in USA

The average download speed in USA is 5.07 mbps; that’s 28th when it comes to world rankings where the top spot is held by countries like South Korea, Japan, Sweden and Holland. But there is huge disparity within USA and here are the states with the highest broadband speeds ranked by the average download speeds:

1. Delaware : 9.91 mbps
2. Rhode Island : 9.79 mbps
3. New Jersey : 8.86 mbps
4. Massachusetts : 8.65 mbps
5. New York : 8.43 mbps
6. Maryland : 8.26 mbps
7. Virginia : 7.91 mbps
8. New Hampshire : 7.17 mbps
9. Connecticut : 7.12 mbps
10. District of Columbia : 6.94 mbps
11. California : 6.64 mbps
12. Georgia : 6.49 mbps
13. Pennsylvania : 6.46 mbps
14. Illinois : 6.35 mbps
15. Louisiana : 6.26 mbps

List of states with slowest internet speeds here

Wi-Fi Connectivity and Usage Study

Wi-Fi has now become indispensible in the lives of many people. Here is how often people connect to Wi-Fi networks from laptops:

Very often : 42%
Daily : 42%
Weekly : 7%
Monthly : 3%
Never : 2%
Do not own : 4%

Here is how often people connect to Wi-Fi from cellphones and smartphones :

Very often : 39%
Daily : 37%
Weekly : 8%
Monthly : 5%
Never : 3%
Do not own : 8%