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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 16.10.2019, 00:44

Mobile data consumption in Latvia at 6.7 GB per connection

BC, Riga, 09.11.2018.Print version
Mobile data consumption has been increasing fast in Latvia during the past two years, amounting to 6.7 gigabytes (GB) per connection, which places Latvia fourth among the most technologically developed countries in the world, Tele2 mobile operator informed BC.

Mobile data consumption is the highest when a user watches videos, listens to music, or plays online games. Data consumption is much lower when browsing social networks, making phone calls on the Internet, using geolocation apps, or reading email.

According to Tele2, HD video streaming may consume most mobile data. Watching a TV series on TV Play Premium for an hour may use up to 500 MB. And the better the quality, the more data will be consumed.

Playing an online game may consume up to 300 MB per hour. Using Spotify, in turn, may consume 115 MB per hour, browsing Facebook and Instagram - up to 100 MB per hour.

On the other hand, navigation apps do not consume a lot of data. For example, using Waze for an hour will consume 10 MB, while reading email - 0.03 MB an hour.

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