Category Archives: mobile data usage

Chart: Why Netflix’ expansion is good news for mobile carriers

netflixSome of you might feel that tefficient tends to overstate the importance of Netflix for telecoms.

In most European markets where Netflix operates, it has as many subscribers as all other paid video streaming services together. In some of these countries Netflix has more households subscribing to its service than there are IPTV households in the country. Continue reading Chart: Why Netflix’ expansion is good news for mobile carriers

Rollover data: Solving Anders’ problems?

Anders 2This is Anders. Like any other Swede, he’s a keen user of mobile data and likes to spend time making sure he gets as much data as possible for his money.

He frequently tethers his iPad or his Mac to his iPhone (yes, he is Swedish) to stream Netflix, HBO, Viasat and SVT Play when out and about. He’s also more or less constantly on Spotify. This behaviour means that in a normal month he uses about 6 GB of mobile data, about twice the Swedish average. Continue reading Rollover data: Solving Anders’ problems?

CAPEX pays off in customer experience: Checking Omnitele’s measurement results

The Finland-based consulting and engineering firm Omnitele has – independently – during first half of 2015 measured the mobile customer experience in three countries: Latvia, Denmark and Estonia. Continue reading CAPEX pays off in customer experience: Checking Omnitele’s measurement results

Mobile data usage: Price and bucket size matter

Mobile data usage continues to grow: +58% for the markets in this analysis.


Buckets

In some high usage markets like the US and Singapore, we however see signs of saturation with annual usage growth of just about 20%.

But it’s not a general trend: In other high usage markets – Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Japan and Ireland – the mobile data usage grew 60 to 80%. Continue reading Mobile data usage: Price and bucket size matter

If you sell Mbytes, why slow your customers down?

We’ve been awaiting Telenor’s official comments to OpenSignal’s new crowdsourced 4G coverage and speed test, but since Telenor hasn’t yet commented it we try to interpret the Norwegian results ourselves.

OpenSignal NO Q1 2015

Continue reading If you sell Mbytes, why slow your customers down?

Tele2: From industry’s black sheep to customer’s best friend?

Frank undercover2Late November last year, Tele2 launched a major transformation campaign in Sweden under the Tele2.0 banner.

The message? Tele2 had questioned all industry practices and concluded that many of them were outright stupid. And consequently stopped or changed them. Continue reading Tele2: From industry’s black sheep to customer’s best friend?

Finland: The land of three thousand megabytes

In our public industry analysis “Peak data” in sight? we use regulator data to identify Finland as the number 1 country in the world when it comes to mobile data usage, beating all the countries which typically are followed closely – USA, South Korea, Japan.

It’s with great pleasure we note that Finland’s third operator, DNA, has followed in its larger competitor Elisa’s footsteps and reported total mobile data traffic. And it is a blast. Too. Continue reading Finland: The land of three thousand megabytes

Rollover: The next big thing for customer retention

RolloverBucket plans – with volume caps on the number of minutes, messages and Mbytes – have been offered by mobile operators for years. Even though the composition has varied over time (e.g. through elements made unlimited), the concept is well known to customers.

Monthly caps have become the standard of our industry. Another standard is to reset those caps at the start of a new month. This means that any balance left – minutes, messages, Mbytes – is voided. Or confiscated – to use the word of John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile USA. Continue reading Rollover: The next big thing for customer retention

“Peak data” in sight

Peak dataThis is tefficient’s 10th public analysis on the development of mobile data usage. For the first time, we see clear signs of saturation.

Operators’ squeeze-out of unlimited customers continues. The growth in smartphone penetration has levelled out in high usage markets. 4G is becoming mainstream. Public Wi-Fi starts to disrupt.

Are we approaching “peak data”?

Download analysis: tefficient industry analysis 7 2014 mobile data usage peak ver 2