Network data more than doubled from 2010 t0 2011 with a 123% increase. Smartphone use has increased 43% and wireless tablet use has increased 49% while the average monthly bill decreased 21 cents.
All the wireless and data usage could mean trouble if carriers can't expand their networks. The organization states that because of the explosive use of data the industry needs more spectrum.
Therefore even CTIA agrees with us that the smartphone beta test is not over, yet.
Here's what CTIA found:
- Wireless subscriber connections: 331.6 million (104.6 percent penetration); Dec. 2010: 311 million (7 percent increase).
- Wireless network data traffic: 866.7 billion megabytes; Dec. 2010: 388 billion megabytes (123 percent increase).
- Active smartphones and wireless-enabled PDAs: 111.5 million; Dec. 2010: 78.2 million (43 percent increase).
- Number of active data-capable devices: 295.1 million; Dec. 2010: 270.5 million (9 percent increase).
- Wireless-enabled tablets, laptops and modems: 20.2 million; Dec. 2010: 13.6 million (49 percent increase).
- Minutes of Use (MOU): 2.296 trillion; Dec. 2010: 2.241 trillion (2 percent increase)
- SMS sent and received: 2.304 trillion; Dec. 2010: 2.052 trillion (12 percent increase).
- MMS sent and received: 52.8 billion; Dec. 2010: 56.6 billion.
- Average local monthly wireless bill (includes voice and data service): $47.00; Dec. 2010: $47.21.