Research suggests smartphones are now the most widely used device for adults to access the internet. This presents a challenge for Telco professionals as demanding Data services such as audio and video content are accessed from mobile phones, via 4G/LTE networks.
According to the latest OFCOM Communications Market Report* 7 in 10 adults now own a smartphone. The continued take-up of this technology is leading to significant increases in the amount of mobile Data usage, which according to the report increased by 64% on the previous year.
Applications including Facebook, WhatsApp and LinkedIn are increasingly utilised, with the report highlighting 50% of all adult social media time, was spent accessing social media via a mobile phone.
'The question arises whether a Telco's current risk management solution is capable of identifying and tracking potential Data leakage issues, from growing social media usage.'
For further insights, read our Upgrading Assurance To Cope With Social Media article.
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