A global study of internet users commissioned by Nokia Siemens Networks has shown that mobile broadband users are up to 22% less satisfied with their connectivity when compared to fixed broadband.
Almost 11,000 interviews were carried out in 15 countries; the results showed that mobile device users were overall 13% less satisfied than fixed-line broadband users. However, mobile users were 14% less satisfied with the speed that websites opened, 16% less satisfied with the stability of their connection, 17% less satisfied with download speeds, 18% less satisfied with upload speeds and 22% less satisfied with the quality of streamed video or TV services.
Network equipment and software company Sandvine has published its half-yearly report into internet traffic trends. The results suggest that mobile broadband services are becoming 'mainstream', with customers now tending to use the same services on the move as they do at home or in the office.
'Mobile Internet Phenomena' is the company's seventh report on broadband phenomena and internet traffic analysis. It reveals that mobile users are running similar applications as on fixed networks, including real-time instant messaging and VoIP communications.
In The Fonecast this week we take our regular look at mobile industry headlines from the last seven days. In addition, the team discusses the winners at this year’s Mobile News Awards and Iain Graham talks to Mobile News editorial director Ian White about the event.
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge look back at last week's Mobile News Awards and discuss the other industry headlines from the past seven days.