Americans double data usage in 2015

CTIA has released its annual survey results, which found Americans used 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) of data in 2015, three times the 3.2 trillion MB in 2013.

This is the equivalent of consumers streaming 59,219 videos every minute or roughly 18 million MB.

Smartphones are the number one wireless device in the US and still growing

There were more than 228 million smartphones, which was up almost 10 percent from 2014. 70 percent of the population now owns a smartphone.

There were more than 41 million tablets on wireless networks, up 16 percent from 2014.

CTIA represents the US wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.