Network Usage Between Devices and Carrier Networks

An article by Stephen Shankland summarized data from Actix that examined communications between mobile devices and carrier’ mobile networks.

Compare to web-usage statistics based on analytics data from a subset of websites (StatCounter and NetMarketShare), this analysis is likely to be more representative of usage. This is because it counts activity from apps (not just browsers) and because websites that install StatCounter and NetMarketShare analytics software are not necessarily representative of the web as a whole.


Several things that caught my eye;

  1. iPhones are really, really strong. People love using their iPhones.
  2. Old iPhones (which happen to even run iOS 7, the most recent iOS) are still going strong.
  3. Non-Samsung Android smartphones are really, really, really scarce.

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