Video streaming leads to data usage rise as Android overtakes Windows
Research by giffgaff has shown that an increase in mobile video streaming is driving a projected 720% rise in global data usage by 2021.
This will see the average individual use 5.07 GB a month by 2021, up from the current 1.72 GB.
Mobile video streaming will see the biggest increase, with giffgaff predicting a rise from 0.58 GB a month to 2.85 GB in 2021.
This is proof that the way consumers are digesting content on their mobile phones is undergoing a drastic shift.
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