Study: Video accounts for up to 60 percent of mobile data traffic

Bytemobile's latest quarterly report indicates that video now generates 40 percent to 60 percent of mobile data traffic, and 29 percent of users who request high-resolution video are taking up about 45 percent of network resources. The data optimization company acquired those statistics from a global cross-section of its customers' mobile networks. The company also found that smartphones have nearly caught up with laptops when it comes to video usage; Android devices account for 52 percent of video traffic, which is on par with laptops. In addition, iPhone users generate even more video traffic at 58 percent, Bytemobile said. Article