Teens consume heavy usage of cellular data to watch videos on smartphones, says a study

According to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, teenagers consumers more of data for smartphone video streaming be it over Wi-Fi or through cellular data. It revealed that the use of cellular data among teenagers for smartphone videos grew by 127 percent in the past 15 months.

There is a 50 percent drop in the total time, which teenagers spend watching videos or cartoons on a TV screen. However, there is a substantial increase of 85 percent for those who view videos on smartphones.

As per the survey, the Internet of Things (IoT) was likely to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices by 2018. The number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow by 23 per cent every year between 2015 and 2021.

Commenting on the development, Rima Qureshi, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Ericsson disclosed that as many as 16 billion devices will be that of IoT based by the end of December 2021. The commercial deployment of 5G networks are crucial for improving the capabilities provided by IoT.

According to the study, there is a substantial increase in the subscription for smartphones over the last 5 years and it is set to overtake landline phones by the end of 2016. Moreover, with 5 billion unique users across the globe, the report predicts that smartphone subscriptions will almost double from 3.4 billion to 6.3 billion by 2021.

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