CTIA Reports Addiction of Americans to Their Smartphones and Increase in Data Usage

The research data released by CTIA:The Wireless Association, clearly stated how addicted people getting to their smartphones. The data consumed by us is shockingly high.

Americans communally used 9.65 trillion megabytes of data between 2014 and 2015 which was more than double the data consumed by the smartphone users in last year which was 4.06 trillion megabytes.

Today we are using 25 times more data compared to what we used in 2010 and the usage continues to grow everyday. One of the reasons for an unlikely growth in the data usage could be the expanding souk of smartphones which has taken over the American market by tempest.

According to the Annual Wireless Industry Survey, use of data is the main cause of progress in the smartphone industry. Phones were used for around 2.8 trillion minutes and 2.11 trillion messages and MMS were sent these areas did see growth but the rate of growth was just 1.7% from 2014 to 2015, which is much smaller in comparison to that of data consumption.

CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker accentuated about the results reflecting the importance of expanding the access to wireless continuum. 228.3 million users in the United States was the owner of a smartphone which upped by 10% from last year. Although the investment on infrastructure is still vigorous it was slightly low about $31.9 billion in comparison to $32 billion last year. The carriers reported an increase of 6.3% in the subscribers they reported a growth of only 2.2%.

While the survey might not be a comprehensive depiction of the actual smartphone market because it is voluntary in nature, nevertheless most of it is covered. Almost 97% of smartphone providers provide the data voluntarily to the organization according to CTIA.

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