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Oracle Study Reveals Increase in Mobile Device Data Use Worldwide

Oracle has revealed results of a new global survey that indicates data use in smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices is on the rise, as reported (opens in new tab) by Connectedplanet.

The survey, in which 3,000 mobile users from around world took part, revealed that 69 percent of global mobile phone users had a smartphone while 47 percent of mobile phone users had increased their data use in the past year.

Oracle revealed that 55 percent of respondents had downloaded a free app, while 25 percent had paid to download and install an app on their mobile devices. The survey also highlighted the high demand for tablet devices.

According to the survey, 57 percent of respondents already owned a tablet device or were planning on purchasing one within the next 12 months.

"Customer demands continue to evolve rapidly. To maintain a competitive advantage, communications service providers must invest in information technology solutions that provide them the most flexibility and agility, enabling them to rapidly deliver innovative services or to adopt new business models as new opportunities arise," said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications.