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US operators make $5.85bn from mobile data in three months

Link: US punters gobbling up mobile data | The Register

The Register is reporting that between April and June this year, the US wireless business made $5.85bn from data, an increase of seven per cent on the same period last year, and contributing nearly 17 per cent to total revenues.

In the UK, operators like data to be about 20 per cent of revenue, with some aiming for 25 per cent, but they always include SMS revenues in that figure, making it hard to establish just how many punters are really using the whiz-bang mobile data services.

In the US, around half of the data revenue is coming from new data services. T-Mobile, for example, is getting 53 per cent of its data revenue from non-messaging services.

There’s plenty more stats in the full report, courtesy of technology and strategy consultants Chetan Sharma.

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