YouTube's domination of mobile data bandwidth continues

YouTube continues to gain in popularity with mobile users and now accounts for 13 per cent of the total global mobile data bandwidth, according to new data collected by the Allot MobileTrends report.

The company claims that usage of the video site grew 123 per cent in the first half of 2010, having grown 90 per cent in the second half of 2009. YouTube now accounts for 40 per cent of all video streamed globally over mobile and contributed to mobile video topping the list of applications globally.

Of note, 35 per cent all mobile data bandwidth is being consumed by video traffic, ahead of web browsing at 29 per cent. VoIP and IM account for a measly 3 per cent and all other apps a combined 2 per cent. Article