How much of that data is simply ad traffic which is free and easy to block on PC, but often requires paid-for apps on mobile devices?
Mobile beats desktop traffic
New research has shown that over 50% of the mobile traffic is caused by facebook mobile background notification process.
Oh a new friend request!
Netflix is 50% of all business internet bandwidth consumption in the US during the working day
but Netflix on a mobile phone consumes much less bandwidth...
This illustrates why those stats might be a little misleading as they may mean that the desktop usage is 10-fold exaggerated compared to the mobile usage.
An important milestone
The transition to mobile is here. Surprised it took so long.
The pee sea can't dry fast enough to suit me.
From an open web to little apps each with their own walled data garden
Apparently that's progress.
It's the Negroponte Switch in action.
Desktop / tablet ?
So what counts as a desktop versus a tablet?
Are they analysing user agents for web requests, or something to do with screen resolutions?
Does a 12" tablet count as a tablet but a 12" eeepc (remember them?) as a desktop?
Lies, damn lies, statistics and report headlines!
(mine's the one with the latest election polling figures in the pocket... no, for our parish council referendum - Don't be silly, we don't have a president!)