Mobile device usage will grow significantly over the next 5 years, according to a recent survey. Mobile data usage with grow by nearly 6 times in the next 5 years, and smartphone usage will more than double. This data shows that mobile website optimization will become more important as more mobile users join the fray.
More than 700 million people subscribe to mobile broadband plans worldwide, according to a recent survey. The United States dropped from 7th to 8th place in wireless broadband penetration worldwide, passed by a surging Australia. Korea, Sweden and Australia top all countries in wireless broadband subscribers.
New Zealand broadband grew faster than any other country in a recent survey. The US remained in 15th place in broadband penetration worldwide, with a growth rate of 2.6% over the first half of 2012.