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Mobile data usage per data capable device subscriber in United States: Increase in 2016

U.S. Federal Communications Commission published that in 2016 mobile data traffic sharply rose by 34.11 percent. It's the highest number ever observed since 2010 as the variable greatly increased by 992 megabyte, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it went up by 113.67%. United States saw a rise of 1 349.81% in mobile data traffic during the last 7 years. As well as it has shown an increase at a 0.38 percent average annual growth rate over the last 5 years with a negligible overall raise since the start of time series. It averaged 1 552.57 megabyte from 2010 to 2016 and it attained its minimum of 269 megabyte in 2010.

Mobile data usage per data capable device subscriber in United States: Increase in 2016
Date Megabyte Variation
2016 3 900.00 34.11
2015 2 908.00 113.67
2014 1 361.00 18.14
2013 1 152.00 50
2012 768.00 50.59
2011 510.00 89.59
2010 269.00 N/A

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Main Mobile Services Indicators

  • Mobile Subscribers

    Subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service providing access to Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using cellular technology, including number of pre-paid SIM cards active during the past three months. This includes both analogue and digital cellular systems (IMT-2000, 3G, 4G), but excludes mobile broadband subscriptions via data cards or USB modems. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Revenue

    Revenues from the provision of mobile cellular communications services including all voice and data (narrowband and broadband) services. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Call Volume

    Volume of mobile voice calls, usually expressed in number of calls or number of completed minutes. It includes calls made my mobile subscribers to fixed telephones and mobile phones. Based: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Messaging Volume

    Number of mobile messages sent, both to national and international destinations, usually expressed in million or billion messages. This should exclude messages sent by computers to mobile or vice versa. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Data Traffic

    Volume of data transiting through mobile networks.

  • Mobile Coverage

    Mobile cellular coverage of population in percent. This indicator measures the percentage of inhabitants that are within range of a mobile cellular signal, irrespective of wether or not they are subscribers. It is calculated by dividing the number of inhabitants within range of a mobile cellular signal by the total population. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile ARPU

    Average Revenue per User of Mobile services (voice and data) by company or by country, on a monthly basis.

  • Mobile Internet Subscribers

    Number of subscribers to a Mobile Internet service

  • MOU

    Minutes of use (MOUs) is a measurement (usually monthly) of a wireless user’s total circuit-switched voice connection time.

  • Mobile Service Expenditure

    Household expenditure on mobile services, usually expressed in millions of national currency or percentage of GDP. It can also be measured per capita. Based on: Eurostat.

  • Mobile Churn

    Annual or monthly percentage rate at which customers stop subscribing to a mobile services provider.

  • Mobile Subscriber Addition

    New subscription to Mobile Service Providers (MSP) for mobile call services or mobile internet connection.