Heavy Data Consumers By Device, January 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Heavy Data Consumers By Device

Smartphone users eat up more data than tablet users, a finding that can be attributed to increasing consumption on smartphones and frequent use of tablets in WiFi areas rather than on cellular networks, according to a new report from Arieso. The study also finds that the “hungriest” 1% of subscribers used 40% of the downlink volume in the European market analyzed. That’s down from 50% last year, perhaps due to market variation. Among this year’s extreme users, 40% use a smartphone, compared to just 6% using a tablet.

The remaining 54% use USB dongles or 3G modems. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.