Mobile broadband is a brilliant way of getting online when you’re on the move, allowing you do everything you would on a home connection – whether that’s sending emails, surfing the web and even streaming video and music - wherever you are. The arrival of 4G services courtesy of EE in select areas of the UK means that mobile broadband is now faster than ever, making an even more viable alternative to a fixed line connection.
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Roger Entner, Senior Vice President, Research and Insights, Telecom Practice AT&T's shift away from unlimited data pricing has led us to examine the issue of data consumption in the United States. The Nielsen Company collects phone bills from more than 60,000 mobile customers every month and analyzes every line item on the bill. These bills show how much data each customer has consumed in the previous month, regardless of whether the customer is on a metered or unlimited data plan, in order to give customers the opportunity to understand their data consumption habits. When we look at smartphone data consumption distribution and year-over-year change, we see a large disparity of usage among smartphone users and are struck by the staggering amounts of data used by the heaviest users.
Nic Covey, Director, Cross Platform Insights, The Nielsen Company Will consumers pay for online news and entertainment they now get for free? Nielsen asked more than 27,000 consumers across 52 countries, and the answer is a definite “maybe.” As expected, the vast majority (85%) prefer that free content remain free. Yet there are opportunities to be found in the details.