30 May '13, 5pm

Americans Talk, Surf More than Europeans on Cells:

NEW YORK (AP) β€” Americans pay more for their cell service than Europeans, but they're getting a lot more use out of their phones, a global wireless trade group said Wednesday. In releasing the report, GSM Association urged European regulators to take cues from the U.S. The group pointed out that U.S. consumers talk five times as much as Europeans on their cellphones and use twice as much data. AT&T and Verizon Wireless also have the lead in introducing the latest network technology, which means average data downloads are 75 percent faster in the U.S., the GSMA found. Europe led the world in wireless technology a decade ago, pioneering the shift from analog phone networks to digital ones. But the continent has lagged behind as cellphones have become data devices, the GSMA said. The trade group said European carriers are lagging because they're smaller, meaning they can't ca...

Full article: http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/05/americans-talk-s...

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