All the research findings are in and they show some consistently clear results. The iPhone 5S users around the world are the biggest dealers in data crunching. And as for those who utilize 4G networks, they are ten times more data hungry than the rest of the crowd that uses 3G networks. This trend of excess is as clear as the light of day.
The rising popularity in mobile smart phones has led to a headache of sorts for the operators who are responsible for service provision. Since the past three years, Apple iPhone 5S users have topped the list. Meanwhile, Samsung came second to Apple as a contender.
The 4G LTE network users were also much advanced in habits as far as data consumption was concerned. The iPad mini though guzzled 20% less data than the second and third generation iPads. The sudden demand in data value has literally flooded the operators who don’t know what to do.
New infrastructure with greater capacity for the load will have to be constructed from scratch. The move to wireless systems is apt at this point in time. In fact, since necessity is the mother of invention, this crisis may lead to some evolutionary changes that are on the whole a good sign. Progress after all is the law of life. And we can’t go backwards.
"Each new generation of iPhone has resulted in increases in data consumption of between 20-40 percent -- even today when data use is common. Though interestingly, users of the more economically-priced iPhone 5c consume data in the range between that of the iPhone 4s and 5 users," said Dr. Michael Flanagan, CTO of Mobility for the Network and Service Enablement business segment of JDSU and author of the study.