Majority of mobile users worldwide still using 3G to connect to the web
posted by Alan F. / Jan 12, 2015, 9:27 AM
Looking at each region, North America is the leader as 36% of the adults there are plugged into a 4G network while browsing on a smartphone or tablet. The Middle East and Africa is next at 17%. With 12% of the continent using 4G on a mobile device, Europe was fourth finishing behind the Asia Pacific region (14%), but ahead of Latin America (11%).
Age and income also have a lot to say about how you connect to the internet on a smartphone or tablet. 23% of those in the top quarter of income producers are using a mobile 4G hook up, while that figure drops off to 17% for those earning in the 50 percentile. The figure declines to 13% for those whose income puts them in the bottom 25% of earners. As far as age is concerned, 19% of those 25 to 34 are using a 4G signal on their mobile device to surf the internet. As you might expect, those in the 55 to 64 age bracket are using 4G the least, with 12% connected to the faster network.
The poll found that 80% of the adults responding own a smartphone while 50% admitted to owning a tablet. 9% revealed that they own a smartwach and 7% have a fitness band. Additionally, the survey says that Android is the top OS for smartphones (54%) and tablets (20%), followed by iOS. The iPhone has a 16% market share while the iPad owns 13% of the tablet market worldwide.
There were 41,923 adult respondents to the third quarter poll, which also revealed that the average smartphone user spends 1.85 hours surfing the web daily, compared with an average of 1.24 hours a day tallied back in 2012.
source: GlobalWebIndex via FierceWireless
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posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:29 AM 1
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I think majority of mobile owners still use 2G.....
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:57 AM 4
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Here in the US we are lucky 4G lte is affordable , In mexico which i was there 2 weeks ago .Telcel is like the Verizon /att over there has LTE already in many cities and most of its network is 3G but its sooo damn expensive .. I tried lte in mexico city was getting up to 50 dwn 15 up not bad speed wise but really expensive and no unlimited data..My family over there cant afford it price wise its more expensive than verizon at att plans here in the US.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 10:51 AM 3
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And that's why there is a torrent of illegal immigration from Mexico to USA... only a precarian fraction of the population can afford internet.. or basic services.. or health services.. or food... Sad, sad, sad...
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 1:32 PM 0
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Of the 2% surveyed who responded "I don't know", 100% were iPhone users.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 11:25 AM 7
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I love the latency and speed improvements on LTE, but it really is just simply a luxury. Why move on from 3G when it can throttle up to 28Mb, a youtube 1080p video only needs 2.5Mb, so what could you possibly need for anything faster unless you do lots of upload/downloads.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:10 PM 0
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