Study Indicates 90% of All Data Used by Just 10% of Users

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  1. dgstorm

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    According to research performed for traffic management firm, ByteMobile, 90% of all data traffic on mobile networks is being used by only 10% of those networks users. Data carriers world-wide have been concerned about the strain on their existing networks. They have been expanding and upgrading; however, some analysts predict that even new 4G networks like Verizon's LTE could be saturated very quickly with data hungry users outstripping the pace at which the network infrastructure is enhanced. Luckily for us, Bytemobile had this to say,
    Let's hope its enough!

    Source: Telegraph via BGR
     
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    Sounds like major throttling to me.
     
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    I would like to know the ratio of those on the networks who actually have smartphones to those who don't. To know how many users also have a device that's worthy of traffic usage, is alot more worthy then just stating statistics of the nature in the article. Or if all they did was use those with smartphones, doesn't seem to indicate.
     
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    Remember that you have to take into account that 85% of all statistics are made up on the spot
     
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    Sounds like the Pareto principle to me
     
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    Ha, soon you'll be going for an upgrade and they're gonna say this: "Your one of our biggest data users, we require a double payment for your line."
     
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    Given the recent Net Neutrality outrage, I was thinking the same thing. The "content filtering" in particular leaves me feeling uneasy.
     
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    Well Bytemobile isn't working for Verizon so let's hope they don't follow suit.
     
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    I would like to know how many of those are under 18 years old, lol.
     
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    This isn't surprising. I remember reading a similar stat for regular internet usage as well. You get the common person who browses, checks email, and downloads a few songs, and then you get the power user who is constantly downloading 24/7 off of usenet and torrents. Same goes for mobile, just replace torrents with tethering.
     
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    And yet they still require everyone to get a data plan. My dad would have an Android phone right now if he wasn't forced into a data plan. He's a truck driver and can't use a private phone on the road. If he gets caught, its a huge fine for commercial drivers. But he'd love one for use at home. Frankly, its just greed from all the telcom companies.
     
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    i see what you did ther >.>
    lol
     
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    Enough for what? To keep Verizon happily throttling people's data plans and skinning people alive just to make a buck? And everything except "caching" sends shivers up my spine. What policy enforcement? Whose policy? What content filtering? That's straight up censorship. Capacity control is straight up throttling. And access control makes my blood run cold. Does that mean people can only get online at certain points of the day? They have the right to boot anyone using data off the network?

    There's nothing here that's good for us, the end users.
     
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    that's just how we roll hahaha
     
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    Yeah, I run anywhere from 500meg to a little over 1 gig a month depending on how much I travel. Anyone using over 2 gigs is doing some serious usage shifting from PC, or streaming a heck of a lot of music.

    When I see people on here using 9-10gigs a month or more and crying about having to pay more or whatever I just laugh. Sort of like a 500lb person crying about being limited to 5 plates at the all-you-can-eat buffet.