January 6, 2012

Top 1% Of Mobile Users Consume Half of World's Bandwith

THE WORLD'S congested mobile airways are being divided in a lopsided manner, with 1 percent of consumers generating half of all traffic. The top 10 percent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 percent of wireless bandwidth.

The consumption imbalance is another example of a relatively small group of individuals dominating the consumption of a particular resource. The United States, with less than 5 percent of the world's population, consumes about 23 percent of the world's daily oil production. Japan, Germany and Italy, whose populations together make up less than 4 percent of the world's total, accounted for 31 percent of global natural gas imports in 2010.

>Read more of Kevin J. O'Brien's article in the NY Times here

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Anonymous said...

The linked article's writer doesn't recognize the difference between consumption and utilization. He also conflates imports and consumption. I'm surprised the New York times published it.