YouTube Eating Up 22% Of Total Global Mobile Bandwidth

According to Allot Communications’ MobileTrends Report, "YouTube remains the single most popular mobile internet destination, accounting for 22% of mobile data bandwidth usage and 52% of total video streaming." More stats after the jump.

A new report shows that YouTube mobile is bigger than ever.  According to Allot Communications’ MobileTrends Report, “YouTube remains the single most popular mobile internet destination, accounting for 22% of mobile data bandwidth usage and 52% of total video streaming.”  That’s nearly one-quarter of all mobile bandwidth usage, globally.  YouTube is officially huge on mobile!

The report also showed that mobile video streaming in general (of which  YouTube accounts for 52%) is up a whopping 93% since the beginning of this year.  Nearly twice as many people are watching mobile video as hey were back in January.

YouTube and online video aren’t the only things on the rise in the world of mobile.  According to the report, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Android and more are all up from the beginning of the year:

  • Twitter grew by 297% and Facebook grew by 166% on mobile
  • Skype has continued to dominate the VoIP market, accounting for a whopping 82% of the mobile VoIP bandwidth
  • VoIP is growing even faster than video streaming, up a whopping 101% from the beginning of the year

Are you surprised by these statistics?  What do you think consumes most of your mobile bandwidth usage?  YouTube videos?  VoIP?  Web browsing?  Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.