Big jump in usage of mobile data in Singapore

In the year up to March, Singapore residents consumed 185 petabytes - or 185 million gigabytes (GB) - of mobile data, according to IMDA.
In the year up to March, Singapore residents consumed 185 petabytes - or 185 million gigabytes (GB) - of mobile data, according to IMDA. PHOTO: ST FILE

Fastest rate of growth in over 10 years points to greater dependence on smartphones for a variety of uses

Singapore's mobile data usage has grown at its fastest rate since it was first tracked here more than 10 years ago, underscoring the nation's growing dependence on smartphones for uses ranging from checking e-mail to watching movies.

The latest figures from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) show that in the year up to March, Singapore residents consumed 185 petabytes - or 185 million gigabytes (GB) - of mobile data.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2018, with the headline 'Big jump in usage of mobile data in S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe