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Average U.S. Wireless User Now Eats 1.2 GB Monthly
by Karl Bode 11:32AM Tuesday Dec 24 2013
According to new analysis by wireless industry analyst Chetan Sharma, U.S. consumers used an average of 1.2 gigabytes a month over cellular networks in 2013, up from 690 megabytes a month used in 2012. Worldwide, the average consumption average jumped from 140 megabytes last year to 240 megabytes this year. Most of the growth, Sharma notes, is courtesy of the explosion in LTE network builds. With over 250 networks launched, Sharma notes LTE is the "fastest growing generation of cellular technology in history." While this growth is impressive, it's worth remembering that wireless growth overall is actually slower than many (like Cisco) predicted, and by and large capacity demands have been met as networks and offload technologies evolve and revenues soar (in other words, don't fear the "exaflood" or "spectrum crunch").


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Re: Not sure why...

spectrum and bandwidth IS a finite resource.