Data Usage – Considering the rate at which data zaps these days, I’m sure some you use up to 10GB per month aside from what you download. The question is how much data will be enough for you in 30 days?
Some of you rarely finish 3GB data in 30 days, while some of you use that daily. Ericson forecasted that by the year 2025, smartphone users would consume more than 45 gigabytes (GB) of data per month.
And if you are using 5G connectivity by then, you’ll be using twice that amount of data which is 90 GB per month.
Earlier this month, NBS listed 10 states in Nigeria with the highest number of subscriptions in terms of data as seen below. It will interest you to know that by 2025, data subscription for these 10 states will have tripled.
Ericson believes that data consumption per month on average would be nearly four times the amount consumed currently. The report, in other words, estimated that the amount of monthly mobile data traffic consumed by a smartphone user would rise from 5.6 Gigabytes to 45 Gigabytes.
Ericson arrived at this conclusion based on the fact that video streaming behavior is on the rise among smartphone users. Video streaming currently stands out as the most significant traffic type consumed by smartphone users, at an average of 60 percent of total traffic.
If you stream Netflix, Watched, Irokotv, On-Air-TV, Instagram tv, and the rest, then you should be preparing to go for unlimited data plans which by then might be around N20,000 – N25,000 ($55 – $69).
If you are still experiencing excessive data consumption, use these tricks here to reduce it.
How much data do you currently use per month?