New Zealand, Australia ahead with smartphones, M2M

A report in CommsDay says New Zealand and Australia have higher than average use of smartphones compared to non-smart phones. The numbers come from the Cisco Live conference in Melbourne.

Globally Cisco expects non-smartphones to be 50 percent of devices by 2017.  In Australia they will be just 2.4 percent of the total and in New Zealand 7.4 percent.

New Zealand is ahead machine-to-machine connections which will hit 29 percent of all connections in 2017 while in Australia they will account for 28 percent of the total.

Cisco also said by 2017 mobile devices will consume over 5GB of data each month. That’s up from today where the average smartphone uses 342GB or 1.3GB if on an 4G or LTE network.