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Ericsson Mobility Calculator

How does average monthly data consumption vary with different app and service usage? Find out with the Ericsson Mobility Calculator.

Discover how to use the Ericsson Mobility Calculator

Ericsson Mobility Calculator allows you to explore the connection between app usage and monthly data traffic. It calculates how different types of applications, including streaming of various video resolutions, such as 720p HD, 1080p Full HD, VR 360-degree video and AR, impact monthly data consumption.

Get familiar with our usage profiles

Heavy usage (30 GB/month)

This profile is common among users with unlimited data plans. As is the case for video-centric profile, video consumption is dominant.

Light usage (1 GB/month)

In some market segments, user data consumption can be less than 1 GB/month. For this profile, video is around a third of the monthly data volume.

Video-centric usage (19 GB/month)

For this profile, streaming video over cellular more than an hour per day is common. The proportion of monthly traffic volume attributable to video is over 90%.

Social media-centric (5 GB/month)

This profile reflects users who spend almost 3 hours/day with social media (excluding video). They spend considerably less time on video streaming compared with video-centric behavior.

In focus

Ericsson Mobility Visualizer (EMV)

Ericsson Mobility Visualizer allows you to explore the forecast data that underpins the Ericsson Mobility Report. Our interactive web application contains historical as well as forecast data on mobile subscriptions, traffic, data consumption and IoT connected devices. Users are able to generate custom graphs or download the data.

Innovative video formats on the horizon

Immersive video formats have innovative and rapidly evolving ecosystems, but streaming video traffic in mobile networks today is still largely standard definition (480p) and high definition (720p).

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