Cisco conducted a research exploring the mobile data habits of an average North American smartphone user. According to them, users in this group could consume 6GB of data per month by 2017, which is a 13-fold increase for the next four years.
At the moment, the average North American user consumes 752MB per month as of 2012, while the worldwide average is just 200MB. In just four years those numbers are expected to hit 6GB and 2GB, respectively.
For the Asia-Pacific region, Cisco predicts that usage will increase from 136MB to 1.75GB, with the region accounting for as much as 47.1% of all data consumed worldwide.
The report goes on suggesting that last year just 1% of connections in the world were 4G, but those connections drove 14% of mobile data traffic. By 2017, 4G connections will rise to 10%, accounting for 45% of data traffic.
Personally I’m in the bellow-2GB group but then I again I rarely watch videos on my smartphone. Perhaps that will change when I get a device with a 5-inch screen, perhaps not. In any case, I like having unlimited options just in case I need to tether the phone to my laptop. How about you? How much data you use per month?