Young smartphone users under the age of 25 use a whopping 6.2 GB of mobile and Wi-Fi data each month for mobile video streaming, according to a study. The study, 'Connected Intelligence Smartphone and Tablet Usage Report', was recently carried out by the multi-national market research company NPD Group, wirelessweek.com reported.
It also found the average smartphone user eats up nearly 3 GB of mobile data per month, with video streaming as the top driver of that consumption. Smartphone users under the age of 25 are also outpacing their peers in terms of time spent watching streamed video content.
"Users are spending more time watching videos on their smartphones than ever before, as the adoption of smartphones that boast larger displays increases," said NPD Connected Intelligence Mobility practice research director Brad Akyuz. But while younger users may lead in terms of consumption, they are far from the only ones streaming video.
According to the study, more than 80 percent of all smartphone users in the US now stream video on their devices. "This mobile streaming behaviour is further bolstered by the new offerings of wireless operators, such as T-Mobile's Binge On and Verizon Wireless' go90, which run on free sponsored data," Akyuz said.