By Rene Millman, 13 Dec 2012 - itpro
According to a new report from telecoms regulator Ofcom.
The watchdog found that mobile web browsing, video streaming and social networking in the UK now outstrips Japan, which has long been the trendsetter in mobile usage.
In December 2011, the average UK mobile connection used 424 megabytes of data, whether for social networking, streaming videos, web browsing or downloading music.
This was higher than any other major country, pushing Japan into second place (at 392 megabytes) and the US into sixth (319 megabytes).
One sixth (16 per cent) of all website traffic in the UK was on a mobile, tablet or other connected device, which is higher than any other country in Europe.
Much of this mobile use, particularly where smartphones are concerned, appears to be driven by the popularity of social networking sites. http://www.itpro.co.uk/644680/ofcom-uk-tops-world-mobile-data-usage-chart?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ITPro%2FToday+%28IT+PRO+-+Today%29