Mobile data traffic accelerates, infrastructure needs to keep up

2 August 2015 by Steve Blum
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The average mobile data customer in the U.S. is consuming 2.5 gigabytes of bandwidth every month. At least that was the picture at the end of the first quarter of this year according to mobile market analyst Chetan Sharma, who tracks such things. Likely, that number is even higher now – Sharma had average usage pegged at 2 GB just three months before.

Sharma believes mobile consumption is accelerating, while the cost to users continues downward

In the US, it took roughly 20 years to reach the 1GB/user/mo mark.