O2 has released new research showing an expected surge in mobile data traffic along the UK’s main motorways this bank holiday. Over a third of cars on the roads will have more than 3 mobile devices at any time and a quarter of drivers will rely on mobile phones and tablets to keep passengers entertained on staycation road trips by streaming video and music.
Data published by the Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) showed 2020 had an 83% increase in eSIM shipments year-on-year, reaching 309 million units. TCA is the only organisation to provide a quantitative global view of eSIM shipments, reflecting the high representation of eSIM providers in its membership.
New research from O2, conducted online with YouGov, found that people are relying on their mobile data more than ever to stay online during the day, with over a third of Brits regularly switching to mobile data to stay online.
Huawei slumped down the rankings of global smartphone sellers in the last quarter as it struggled under US sanctions, while Apple shot to the top on the back of strong demand for the iPhone 12 range.
Due to internet connection problems, 8.5 million UK households suffered work, schooling or entertainment disruption, or were cut off from their families, during the Covid-19 lockdown.
According to a report by research firm Canalys, Huawei became the world's biggest smartphone maker in Q2 2020, shipping more smartphones worldwide than any other vendor for the first time.